Banana Republic, the Global Lead Sponsor of the New Museum’s presentation and tour of Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, is helping fashion lovers explore their artistic side with a limited edition eco-tote that includes the Book Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton.
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton is a career retrospective of the celebrated painter whose idealized and stylized portraits are a unique commentary on popular culture and its relationship to celebrity. Her romanticism has drawn criticism throughout her career, as has comparisons to David Hockney and Andy Warhol, and yet in a culture of increasingly panoptic reality her warm interpretative inspiration gives both viewer and subject a chance to see beyond traditional portraiture and the limitations of quotidian paparazzi imagery
The exhibition and catalogue documents the artist’s entire career to date and includes samples from her own personal archive of source imagery (magazine clippings, historical paintings and unpublished snapshots) along with detailed commentaries on the individual works.
Phaidon’s catalogue features more than 200 images and three essays, presented in a unique design befitting the artist’s subject matter, taking the form of a record or CD case with a detached spine and the book’s details inscribed on the inside cover like liner notes.
An ideal gift, the tote will be available for purchase in select Banana Republic stores nationwide on November 6 for $100.