New York Magazine does a quick profile of Vladimir Roitfeld because he’s French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s son. Naturally, his claims not to have been helped in his career by his mother provokes a commenter to point out the Louis Vuiton connection:
Show of painter Nicolas Pol at the unused part of the Essex Street Market, opening November 10.
Moved to New York at 17 to study English and prep for college, and ended up at the University of Southern California. Worked briefly in the movie business before deciding to go into art. His first New York show, in February, was sponsored by Louis Vuitton; his second, in September, by Giorgio Armani.
“When I look at a piece, the way I judge it is, do I want to have this work for myself? I don’t try to get too far into, what would everybody think about it? I try to really understand what my sensibility and what my eye is telling me.” Beyond that, he’ll look to his mentors for advice: the artist Tom Sachs, and his godfather, Mario Testino.
Mary-Kate Olsen, and wealthy scions Stavros Niarchos and Andy Valmorbida; ex-girlfriend is Lily Donaldson.