Purple Diary

[July 15 2011]

The Playboy Commission at Partners & Spade, new york

A Patrick Nagel spread from an Eighties Playboy, selected by the designer Jeremy Scott on view at Partners & Spade. Curated by personalities such as Simon Doonan and Andre Balazs, the retrospective features large-scale prints of Playboy centerfolds and magazine artworks commissioned by Playboy including Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Frank Gallo, and Helmut Newton. The exhibition coincides with the launch of the the new Playboy iPad application, showcasing the entirely digitalised archive of issues from the past 57 years since its first issue in December 1953 with Marilyn Monroe on its cover. Photo Bill Powers

The Playboy Commission runs through July at Partners & Spade, 40 Great Jones, New York.

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