Francis Bacon in his London studio,1985
"The studio was a complete mess, cobwebs and dirt and paint everywhere, and crammed with paintings. I was rather frightened of him, I think, but what a face!" — Photgrapher Jane Bown
“I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. …
I like men to keep their distance from women. I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is… I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.
The Last Days of McQueen
Guillermo del Toro's gorgeous sketchbook, Cabinet of Curiosities, is available for gifting now.
Also, if you’ve never watched his films w/his commentary, you’re missing out on a panoply of mischievousness.
"I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools that are definite and finite. We can analyze the formula that constitutes a symbol, while metaphor is a being-within-itself, it’s a monomial. It falls apart at any attempt of touching it.” —Tarkovsky