Get a glimpse of New York through the beautifully bizarre lens of Inez & Vinoodh, the husband-and-wife duo who hail from Amsterdam but thrive on the openness of their new home in Manhattan. There, in the loft apartment they share with their son, the Dutch pair unwinds, after a week of straddling the fashion and photography industries, with pancakes and skateboarding on Saturdays.
Artsy: What exhibitions currently on view should visitors not miss?
Inez & Vinoodh: Wolfgang Tillmans at Andrea Rosen, Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian Gallery
Artsy: We know Inez spent time in New York in 1992/3 for a year-long residency at MoMA PS1. You both then permanently moved to New York in 1995. What do you find are the biggest differences between New York and your hometown Amsterdam? And can you share an anecdote or situation where you felt that you were officially a New Yorker?
I&V: There is an ease and openness to NYC that does not exist in Amsterdam. New York is an extroverted place whereas Amsterdam is the opposite. Our apartment in the city has Dutch influences in the eclectic mix of old and new, high and low; however once it was finished and we hosted a huge birthday party there, we considered ourselves New Yorkers.
Artsy: A perfect Saturday in New York City means:
I&V: Pancakes for breakfast, skateboarding with our son, and a movie afterwards.
Artsy: Can you choose three artworks on Artsy that you feel epitomize New York City and explain briefly why?
Richard Prince Together, 2008-2011; he is a genius
Jeff Koons Fun, 1998; Wall Street broker that revolutionized the practice of making art
Brice Marden Green Study, 1982; a great American painter that also became a great friend of ours.
Learn more about Inez and Vinoodh here.