CULTURE

Photos: Vanessa Beecroft, In Her Own Words, On Kanye West


When they work together, the Italian artist said, “I am protected by Kanye’s talent. I become black. I am no longer Vanessa Beecroft and I am free to do whatever I want because Kanye allows it.”

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Vanessa Beecroft. Photo by Federico Spadoni.

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Vanessa Beecroft’s “VB Handmade Performance” for Tod’s. Photo courtesy of Tod’s.

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Vanessa Beecroft’s “VB Handmade Performance” for Tod’s. Photo courtesy of Tod’s.

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Vanessa Beecroft’s “VB Handmade Performance” for Tod’s. Photo courtesy of Tod’s.

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Yeezy Season 3 Fall 2016 Collection. Photo by Isabel Martinez.

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Yeezy Season 3 Fall 2016 Collection. Photo by Isabel Martinez.

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Yeezy Season 3 Fall 2016 Collection. Photo by Isabel Martinez.

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Yeezy Season 3 Fall 2016 Collection. Photo by Isabel Martinez.

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Yeezy Season 3 Fall 2016 Collection. Photo by Isabel Martinez.

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Vanessa Beecroft in 2015. Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images.