For this exhibition, Glamour magazine photo director Suzanne Donaldson has invited 10 prominent female artists working in multiple media, of various ages and from different cultural backgrounds, to present an original artwork around the concept of glamour and its power. The Glamour Project will also be published in the April issue of Glamour. Artists include Nina Chanel Abney, Rita Ackermann, Sarah Charlesworth, Tracey Emin, Rachel Feinstein, Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas and Kara Walker.
Derived from a word meaning “occult knowledge,” glamour was initially a term associated with enchantment or the casting of a spell. Over time it has come to represent seduction, luxury and empowerment.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery: The Glamour Project
24 February–21 March 2009
540 West 26th Street, New York City