Russian socialite and Garage co-founder Dasha Zhukova has released an art/fashion crossover magazine named after her Moscow-based art space. Dinos Chapman, Richard Prince and Damien Hirst have each created a cover for the first issue, with Hirst’s contribution causing such an uproar that it’s been banned by some UK newsagents. Why? Hirst’s cover (photographed by Hedi Slimane) features a woman’s crotch covered by a green butterfly sticker. Peel it off – a la Warhol’s Velvet Underground cover art – and you’re left with a vagina tattooed to Hirst’s specifications.
And how does the recipient feel about all of this? The 23 year old stated “I would have been stupid not to be part of this project. I have a piece of art on my vagina. Not one single person can ever say they gave birth through a Damien Hirst piece of art. I can [if I ever give birth].”
View the other covers here.