Agnès B. is the epitome of cool. With a top fashion firm, a variety of films, and a space that sells everything from artwork to visually enticing books, the French renegade has lived her life disrupting all rules except one: following her intuition. In fact, it’s this intuition, combined with having a skillful eye and knowing the right people, that has enabled Agnès’ art collection to become one of the most exciting out there, with everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Ryan McGinley, Nan Goldin and Robert Fillou (amongst many, many others) encompassing the list. While some of these pieces are shown in her gallery, Galerie Du Jour, and others are hung on the walls of her home, the entire oeuvre has been compiled into an updated re-publishing of the book ‘Collection.’ Check out some of the images from the book below, which includes contributions by Harmony Korine, Kenneth Anger, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Helen Levitt (1913), Spider Girl, 1980, Dye transfer print, 15.98 x 20 inches
LEFT: Malick Sidibé (1931), Nuit de Noël, 1965, Gelatin sliver print, 2005, 47.24 x 47.24 inches | RIGHT: Roger Ballen (1950), Roar, 2002, Gelatin sliver print, 15.75 x 15.75 inches
Kenneth Anger, Cameron as the Scarlet Woman from Inauguration of The Pleasure Dome, 1954, Colour print, printed in 1996, 33.86 x 45.47 inches
Brassaï (1899–1984), Graffitis, 1960, Christian Besser Verlag, Stuttgart, Gelatin sliver print
Jonone (1966), Enter the Dragon, 1990, Acrylic on canvas, 51.97 x 73.62 inches
Feature Image: LEFT: Kenneth Anger, Letter to agnès b., March 2008 | RIGHT: Nan Goldin (1953), Marlene with Venus de Milo, Boston, 1974, Gelatin sliver print, 20 x 15.67 inches