Port Magazine Issue 20 is a tribute to New York – a city that looms large in politics and popular opinion and larger still throughout style, culture and design. In it, the team has gathered people and portrayals as big as the Big Apple itself.
Mounting a successful return to New York, the cover star for issue 20 is Brooklyn-born artist Julian Schnabel, who speaks to Kyle Chayka about his reputation as “the carnival man of contemporary art”, his recent exhibition at Pace Gallery and a film in the works. From water towers to fire escapes, magazines’ design editor Will Wiles and photographer Robin Broadbent explore New York’s architectural motifs in a sprawling 38-page photo essay. The team also meets with Peter Westbrook, the first black fencer to win an Olympic medal and founder of the Peter Westbrook Foundation, which uses fencing to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youths. In the design still-life shoot, styled by Alex Petsetakis, New York-native birds from the Wild Bird Fund are photographed with organic designs including an Eames mobile for Vitra and a silver branch broach from Louis Vuitton. Richard Meier, one of the 20th century’s most iconic architect’s and part of the New York Five, invites the team of PORT into his office to discuss his body of work and how he is branching out from his love of white-walled modernism.