|Supplement is a new magazine devoted to contemporary culture. Supplement’s mission is to inspire, educate and excite creative minds, and is curated like a gallery, presenting a neutral aesthetic allowing the words and images commissioned by the magazine from leading figures in the fashion, art and design communities to live as if they were being presented in a gallery setting.
Issue 2 looks back at the heavily sexual, utterly heartfelt work of the artist David Wojnarowicz. Deeply lovely photographs by Bill Henson are reproduced and they speak to songwriter Julia Holter. Swans Founder member and singer Michael Gira describes his relationship with the visual arts; they take a look at the magnificent marine invertebrates Leopold Blaschka- a young Czech-born jeweller and glass-blower- brought to life in the mid 19th century; Andrew Mueller gets in among the birthers and truthers of paranoid American politics and Eliza Robertson discusses her path from vigilante would-be lawyer to award-winning short-story writer.
Elsewhere, Reto Schmid and Elizabeth Fraser-Bell pin down this season’s floral movement; Jan Lehner takes the model Hayett McCarthy for a twilight trip along the east coast of England; Clare Shilland and Michele Rafferty offer a late-80s shoe gazers’ take on this season’s Marni men’s collection; Benjamin Vnuk and Joanna Schlenzka fool around with the act of dressing and undressing, channelling the spirit of Mark Borthwick and Peter Lindbergh through all those layers and fastenings and the late, great Robert Mapplethorpe offers us the definitive statement when it comes to art and footwear fetishism.