Para-Para-Paradis

Because paradise is the ultimate tease, we bring you a tauntingly truncated list of highlights from the new and 6th issue of Paradis. Published only when ready, the French magazine devoted to that esoteric overlap between art and prose is averaging about one hefty issue per year. The epic new 400-page edition—the brainchild of art director and publisher Thomas Lenthal (formerly of Numéro) and editor Jonathan Wingfield (currently of Numéro)—features…


  • A 62-page portfolio by Juergen Teller
    – Interviews with Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close and Elizabeth Peyton by Hans Ulrich Obrist, with portraits by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
    – An essay on punk legend John Lydon by music writer Andrew Perry, accompanied by a portfolio of Elizabeth Peyton works
    – A tour of the idiosyncratic objet collection of Barneys’ new creative director Dennis Freedman
    – Interviews with design legend Massimo Vignelli and the grandfather of Hollywood animation Ray Harryhausen
    – Michael Thompson’s recollections working as Irving Penn’s assistant

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