The Beauty of Spines

penguin parade mark vessey{Penguin Books via AnOther Magazine}

Mark Vessey is our generation’s Andy Warhol. Inspired by creating works of art from everyday objects, Vessey is a new breed of artist as he is constantly searching for a book to make his collection complete. His ongoing body of work is called Collections and it is a series of photographs of the spines of an array of publications, like Playboy and Penguin. He has paid tribute to icons like Kate Moss in the past and just unveiled a photographic representation of Shakespeare’s plays, completed before the 400th-anniversary of his passing in 2016. Inspired by artists like Ryan McGinley, Nan Goldin, and Keith Haring; Vessey has created a new way to look at art.

My love for magazines led to my addiction to collecting them. Placing them in order creates a graphic timeline allowing me to make portraits of the publications I love,” Vessey told AnOther Magazine. December 1 marked the opening of his pop-up exhibition at Covent Garden in London, England. It will be held at 9 Earlham St. Covent Garden until January 12. If you’re in the area, you should definitely check it out.

AnOther Magazine Mark Vessey
{AnOther Magazine}

BUTT Magazine Mark Vessey
{Butt Book}

Dazed and Confused Mark Vessey
{Dazed & Confused}

Keith Haring Mark Vessey

{Keith Haring}

Playboy Mark Vessey
{Playboy}

Shakespeare Mark Vessey

{Shakespeare}

 

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