Johnson and Hovsepian, in their Manhattan townhouse. Johnson wears Prada coat; Dries van Noten sweatpants and shoes; Maison Martin Margiela t-shirt. Hovsepian wears Altuzarra top; Max Mara skirt; Gerard Yosca earrings; (from left) Shylee Rose Jewelry ring, Mateo Bijoux ring, Shylee Rose jewelry ring; Aquazzura pumps; her own wedding ring and band.
Johnson’s Plateaus, part of his show “Islands” at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, this fall. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen.
Hovsepian’s Kore, 2014. Photograph by Martin Parsekian.
Installation view of “Islands.” Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen.
In the living room, a Detonado chair and a racket screen by the Campana brothers, and a gold inflatable butt plug by Paul McCarthy in the corner.
Kris Andrews’s The Shape of Time, 2014.
Djordje Ozbolt’s Gentlemen of Ngongo (4), 2012, hangs in the kitchen.
Johnson’s collection of Black Panther newspapers and a found African mask.
The library, with a table by Johnson and his sculpture Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos, 2010, and on the wall (from left) Ellen Gallagher’s Abu Simbel, 2005, and a hand tapestry by Mai-Thu Perret.
William Pope.L’s Black People Are Needy, 2012.
Another view of the library.
Hovsepian’s Sister #1, 2012. Photograph by Martin Parsekian.
Hovsepian and Johnson with their son, Julius. Hovsepian wears Chloe dress; Christopher Kane skirt; Gerard Yosca earrings; Manolo Blahnik shoes. Johnson wears Walter van Beirendonck jacket; Maison Martin Margiela t-shirt; Dries van Noten sweatpants; his own sunglasses, bracelet, and watch.
In the “black room,” from left: Tony Lewis’s People ad Roloc Foo, 2012, and Glenn Ligon’s Warm Broad Glow, 2005.
Julius Johnson’s artworks.
Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are put to good use in the library.
Sam Gilliam’s Helles, 1965, in the kitchen.