CULTURE & ARTS

Inez & Vinoodh Photographs Head To Gagosian Gallery (NSFW)(PHOTOS)

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's photographs land somewhere between a glossy magazine editorial and a surreal hallucination in which all your favorite stars are friends with you.

"Sometimes our work that’s been published as an advertising campaign ends up on the walls of a museum," Lamsweerde told T Magazine. Whether this statement strikes you as thrilling or awful, it's certainly emblematic of the quickly blurring genres of art and advertising in galleries across the world.

In the photos below, the visionary duo captures contemporary icons who similarly bridge the gap between the red carpet and museum walls, including art savvy A-listers like Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton. This intoxicating cocktail of commercialism, camp and the avant-garde is going on display next month at Gagosian Gallery in the heart of Beverly Hills. All images are © Inez & Vinoodh / Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

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Tilda Swinton - V Magazine, 2010
Pigment Print on watercolor paper
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)

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Lady Gaga / Yüyi - Yoü & I, 2011
Pigment Print on watercolor paper
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)

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Clint Eastwood - New York Times Magazine, 2005
Pigment Print on watercolor paper
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)

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Bill Murray - New York Times Magazine, 2004
Pigment Print on watercolor paper
40 x 33 inches (101.6 x 83.8 cm)

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2 Pink Tulips, 4 Pink Carnations, 4 Fiddlehead Ferns, 2013
Pigment print
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

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Lucy Fer, 2011
Pigment Print on watercolor paper
40 x 33 5/8 inches (101.6 x 85.4 cm)

Inez & Vinoodh's exhibition will run from July 12 until August 23 at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

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