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Art’s Seduction by Fashion since 1970

Rapture explored and celebrated art's seduction by fashion and shows what happens when these two fascinating worlds collide. 

Featuring painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video, Rapture unravelled art and fashion's tempestuous relationship over the past 30 years and included the work of 45 key British and American artists including Victor Burgin and Tracey Emin. 

The historical context was produced by figures such as Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer and Cindy Sherman. However, most of the exhibition was devoted to a selection of the most exciting figures to have emerged on the London and New York art scenes in recent decades. The exhibition opened with Marc Quinn's life-size ice sculpture of Kate Moss wearing Alexander McQueen, as featured in Vogue magazine in 2000. Other YBAs include Sarah Morris and Jake and Dinos Chapman, and highly acclaimed artists from New York, E V Day and Karen Kimmel made works especially for the exhibition. 

Tagged with: Art Gallery Archive

Curated by Chris Townsend, the exhibition was organised by Barbican Art Gallery. 

Sponsored by Lavazza.