As we begin a new year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016, which was a banner year for Whitewall. We saw a successful expansion of Whitewaller at fairs around the U.S. and Europe, exciting original content and cover stories in Whitewall, and continued coverage on all things art, design, fashion, and lifestyle on Whitewall.art (with a recent new name!). Here are a few of our highlights in chronological order.
1. Spring 2016 Art Issue with Sterling Ruby Cover and L.A. Focus
In March, Whitewall‘s spring issue, with a special focus on Los Angeles, featured artist Sterling Ruby on the cover. Also in the issue were interviews with Catherine Opie, Kulapat Yantrasast, Shulamit Nazarian, the Haas Brothers, and more.
Whitewall celebrated the release of the issue at the Mondrian L.A., hosted by the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), the Haas Brothers, and Sterling Ruby. The night included a special performance by Amir H. Fallah, presented by Shulamit Nazarian gallery.
2. Whitewaller Dallas Launch with Jeremy Scott
In April, Harry Winston, Whitewaller, and Tina Craig hosted a dinner at The Joule‘s Americano restaurant in Dallas in honor of fashion designer Jeremy Scott, curated by Ruinart. The evening led up to the Dallas Art Fair, which took place the following week. Guests like Suzanne Droese, Chandra North, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, Brian Bolke, Heidi Dillon, Nancy Rogers, and Nick Stenson toasted to Scott’s book signing at Forty Five Ten and the launch of Whitewaller Dallas (guest edited by Craig).
3. Whitewaller New York for Frieze
Whitewaller New York launched in May during Frieze Week with insiders like André Leon Talley, Laura De Gunzburg, Yvonne Force Villareal, Michael Xufu Huang, Hank Willis Thomas, and Erik Parker. The edition featured 13 special covers, including a work by Lucian Freud featured in the Met Breuer‘s inaugural exhibition, “Unfinished.”
4. Youssef Nabil & Kreëmart Collaboration during Art Basel
Whitewaller partnered with Kreëmart to celebrate artist Youssef Nabil with a special cover edition for Art Basel in June. Nabil explored the tensions in the Middle East with his work Arabian Happy Ending. The video installation consisted of famous love and lust scenes from Egyptian films, threaded together with a story about intimacy.
5. Whitewaller Basel & Zurich/Berlin Issue
In June, Whitewaller launched its Basel edition, with an extra focus on Zurich and Berlin. Insiders and editorial provided insight into Art Basel, the new Kunstmuseum, Fondation Beyeler, Zurich Gallery Weekend, the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, and more.
6. Summer 2016 Cover Feature Amar’e Stoudemire Photographed By Daniel Arsham
Whitewall‘s summer 2016 issue’s cover featured a portrait of collector and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, shot by artist Daniel Arsham. The two met with Whitewall at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach for an event with Stoudemire to celebrate the collector and athlete’s “In the Paint” series coming to Miami, benefitting the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation in conjunction with Arsham.
7. Collection Visit with Angela Missoni for the Fall 2016 Fashion Issue
Whitewall‘s fall 2016 Fashion Issue included a visit to the home of Angela Missoni just outside of Milan to talk to us about her contemporary art collection. Also in the issue were interviews with threeASFOUR, Carlos Garciavelez, Kris Van Assche, Virgil Abloh, and more.
8. Feature on Steve McCurry’s “Overseas” Photography Series for Vacheron Constantin
The fall issue featured a special portfolio of photographer Steve McCurry‘s commissioned “Overseas” series for watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. In an interview with us, he shares the story of traveling to 12 international locations to get the best shot.
9. Whitewaller London Launch at Blake’s with Simon de Pury
Whitewaller held an event at Blakes Below at Blakes Hotel to mark the launch of the Whitewaller London&Paris issue, out in October for Frieze London. The evening also celebrated the debut of Simon de Pury‘s new book in London, The Auctioneer, published by St. Martin’s Press. The event began with a conversation between de Pury and Kenny Schachter, moderated by art collector and Whitewaller London’s Guest Editor, Lauren Prakke.
10. The Lexus Art Series: Art & Innovation Talks by Whitewall in Miami
In partnership with Lexus, we launched a series of talks and conversations around contemporary art during Art Basel in Miami Beach at the Faena Hotel. Over two days, panelists like Daniel Arsham, Kenneth Schlenker, Christof Schminke, Amelia Manderscheid, Hank Willis Thomas, Magnus Resch, Sarah Arison, Ximena Caminos, and more, discussed topics such as virtual reality, online auctions, artist representation, and more.
11. Whitewaller Miami Launch
Whitewaller Miami launched as the ultimate guide to all the goings on around Art Basel in Miami Beach in late November. The publication was guest edited by Sarah Arison and offered a unique perspective on the Miami fairs, exhibitions, events, shops, restaurants, and hotels to know. Plus, it featured the favorite spots and best-kept-secrets from insiders like Ziel Feldman, Franklin Sirmans, Oren Alexander, Paula Wallace, Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Flore, Jeff Lawson, Helen Toomer, Lauren Kelly, and Mary Rozell.
12. Winter 2017 Luxury Issue with Bernar Venet Cover Story
Debuting in December, the issue features interviews with Cai Guo-Qiang, Anthony Bourdain, Marcel Wanders, Etienne Russo, Linda Pinto, Alexandre Allard, Ingrid Donat, Mercedes Abramo, and cover artist Bernart Venet.