Alexander Liberman’s photograph of American artist Agnes Martin at work got fashion journalist Charlie Porter thinking about what artists wear and how it makes them relatable. Photo: J Paul Getty Trust/Alexander Liberman
Alexander Liberman’s photograph of American artist Agnes Martin at work got fashion journalist Charlie Porter thinking about what artists wear and how it makes them relatable. Photo: J Paul Getty Trust/Alexander Liberman
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Why painters can’t wear Crocs at work, and Jackson Pollock’s spotless shoes: author Charlie Porter on getting closer to artists by talking about how they dress

  • A photograph of artist Agnes Martin in quilted jacket and trousers – ‘garments of supreme function and beauty’ – so intrigued a fashion writer he penned a book
  • Charlie Porter has collected a mass of detail about what artists wore from head to toe, and says talking about their clothing ‘brings us closer’ to them

Alexander Liberman’s photograph of American artist Agnes Martin at work got fashion journalist Charlie Porter thinking about what artists wear and how it makes them relatable. Photo: J Paul Getty Trust/Alexander Liberman
Alexander Liberman’s photograph of American artist Agnes Martin at work got fashion journalist Charlie Porter thinking about what artists wear and how it makes them relatable. Photo: J Paul Getty Trust/Alexander Liberman
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