• Art Basel Miami Beach: Bill Powers Hosts Dinner for Genieve Figgis

    5 days ago - By WWD

    “She has such a crazy origin story,” said Bill Powers from the back patio of the Edition Hotel, where he was hosting a dinner for Irish artist Genieve Figgis' book launch. “She followed Richard Prince on Twitter one night in 2013, and he followed her back. And as people sometimes do, he's like, ‘Who's following me?' He looked through some of her images, really liked the paintings and private messaged her, ‘Hey, I'd love to buy a few of these.' Which she thought was a joke,” Powers continued. “So he bought 20 paintings.”
    The artist has since amassed a bevy of fans including celebrities and...
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