ARTLESS: FASHION, IMAGE, MEDIA, NEW YORK 2014–2022 by Natasha Stagg
138 x 204mm, 192 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2023
Composed of stories, fragmentary essays, and even press releases Stagg has been commissioned to write, Artless captures the media landscape lived and generated in New York during the past almost-decade. Since the 2016 publication of her debut novel Surveys, Stagg has positioned herself as an in-demand expert on—and critic of—the psychic experience of self-mythology within the cruelly optimistic metaverse of infinite branding. Part voyeur and part participant, Stagg continues her exploration of the branded identity and its elusive, bottomless desire for authenticity.