CULTURE

See Alex Da Corte’s Transformation of an Upper East Side Apartment


Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

For W’s Art Issue, a couple of art world insiders invited the artist Alex Da Corte to have his way with their Jacques Grange–designed apartment.

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The Interlopers
Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

In the master bedroom, Richard Prince’s Untitled, 2001, hangs above the fireplace; the fireplace screen is by Commune Design.

Thom Browne. New York coat; Valentino Garavani pumps.

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The Interlopers
Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

Andy Warhol’s Gun, 1981–1982, hangs above the living room mantel; the dining chairs are Vladimir Kagan, circa 1960; the patinated-bronze and petrified-wood side table is circa 1880.

Bodysuit from Amazon.

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The Interlopers
Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

The apartment’s central corridor is lined in dark travertine from Italy; it is watched over by a 10th-century sandstone dancing Ganesha, a Hindu 
deity thought to be a mover of obstacles.

From bottom: Altuzarra dress. Burberry Tuxedo; Boss shirt and bow tie; Church’s shoes. Rosie Assoulin coat; Eres briefs; Manolo Blahnik sandals. Marie Antoinette costume from Beyond Costumes, Yonkers, New York. Dior Homme tuxedo; Boss shirt; Brooks Brothers bow tie.

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The Interlopers
Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

Richard Prince’s Good Painting (Head Turningly Handsome), 2014, above the couple’s bed—their flat-screen TV is hidden underneath it; Jacques Grange designed the bronze bedside tables; the Marc du Plantier lamps are from the 1970s. On the left side, Matthew Barney’s River Rouge: Coming Forth the Seed of Horus, 2011, sits behind a ninth-century sandstone Khmer sculpture of the head of a divinity.

Calvin Klein Underwear briefs.

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The Interlopers
Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

In the living room, one of a pair of Warhol’s Male Torso (Buttocks), 1977, hangs above one of a pair of 18th-century Regency ormolu–mounted and brass-inlaid ebony Chinese armoires; the bronze carved- log stool is by the artist Alma Allen; the chaise longue was designed by Grange.

Prabal Gurung blouse and skirt.

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The Interlopers
Portfolio by Alex Da Corte

The master bathroom is also lined in travertine.

Escada jacket and pants; 3.1 Phillip Lim top.

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Portfolio by Alex Da Corte; Photographs by David Ohl; Styled by Nora Milch; Hair by Tsuyoshi harada for Bumble and Bumble; makeup by rosemarie Bernardo; Models: Sam McKinniss, Kevin Adrian, Dylan Safranek, Alexandra Marzella, and Malcolm Evans at New York Model Management; Diana Veras at Jag Models; photography assistant: James Stone; Fashion Assistant: Jade Vallario; Hair assistant: Izumi Sato; Art Assistants: Cella Costanza, McKenzie Toma

In the bedroom, the 1956 Frank Lloyd Wright cast-aluminum armchair 
was commissioned for the Price Tower, in Oklahoma; the André Charles Boulle Regency ormolu–mounted and brass-inlaid amaranth and ebony desk was commissioned by Charles-Henri II de Malon de Bercy for the Chateâu de Bercy, in Paris. A 10th-century red sandstone sculpture of Hanuman sits atop it.