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Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld's Latest Frieze Art Fair Show for Nicolas Pol Sells Out in One Night

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld's Latest Art Show Sells Out in One Night

>> Last night, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld held his latest art showcase — new works by painter Nicolas Pol, who he's worked with in the past — as part of the Frieze Art Fair in London, with girlfriend Giovanna Battaglia and mother Carine Roitfeld there for support. Restoin Roitfeld champions young artists through his private dealership Feedback Ltd (named after a French radio program). "I don’t think, especially when you start in the business, you need 20 artists," he tells Nowness, "but two to three people you really believe in [where you can] have a relationship that will last for a little bit." He also has been known to partner up with major luxury brands like Giorgio Armani to hold his roving shows: "I don’t see why it is so bad for an artist to do something with such a credible person as Mr. Armani or a brand like Vuitton or Prada, or Miuccia herself. I don’t think it’s good to only do exhibitions and collaborations with fashion names, but I don’t see how it hurts the artist to do suddenly a huge show in Milan and New York with Armani, which had thousands of people coming and was all over the press. If the art is good and this element doesn’t take too much away from the creative side, then it doesn’t hurt." The strategy seems to be working: last night's art show — see some of the works here reportedly sold out. [Nowness]

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