Now in their third issue, the biannual magazine Riot of Perfume first found its inspiration growing up with early culture publications like The Face, as well as avant-garde art titles such as Avalanche and Provoke. With a publishing style that is intended to feel less produced, and more free-form, Riot of Perfume promotes and discovers the contemporary avant-garde, celebrating the grotesque as well as the beautiful.
With a stunning cover story by Charlotte Wales, the latest issue offers an in-depth interview with author Fran Lebowitz about the process of writing, New York in the 70s, and various ailments of the 21st century. There's a series of black and white portraits by Richard Kern, including his first-ever nude portrait, and including some of his muses from the 90s. And, one more among many other features, an exclusive portfolio by mixed-media artist Valerie Snobeck.
The issue hits select newsstands last week, and can be found at McNally Jackson, Opening Ceremony, and Spoonbill & Sugartown.