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"Please welcome MARFA 17, created with our trademark UNWAVERING INDECISIVENESS. Framed by three imagined blackmail letters from our collective senses of shame, with this issue we learnt to take things in our stride. Or did we?

Things are always going to go wrong in life but a stroke of bad luck only means you had luck to lose. And for MARFA 17, we were very fortunate with contributors Juergen Teller, Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Esther Theaker, Lily McMenamy, Jack Day, Max Pearmain, Jess Cole, Lizzi Bougatsos, Senta Simond and Theo Sion etc. 

During production, MARFAMILY heard that Cindy Sherman and Maria Lassnig had a show in St Mortiz so they had to visit the overpriced snowy village. There, so excited was she, EIC Alexandra broke her fibula in a fall. Nevertheless, after all these travails, the @superfertig in a Chanel special  and a ‘visual conversation’ between the two doyennes was as close to Cindy Sherman as MARFAMILY could get. 

They did, however, find themselves in better proximity to actress Honor Swinton Byrne, Shiva Baby’s Rachel Sennott & Emma Seligman, and renegade rewilder Derek Gow. Be distracted from your workload by this issue’s deep-and-meaningfuls with them and many others including Roni Horn, Alvaro Barrington, Rose Salane and Terence Blanchard.

And let us not forget fashion. Julia Nobis! The model who rarely makes an appearance is full of beans for MARFA 17. 

Take pleasure in life where you can get it – Chardonnay all day! We might be an indecisive team but one thing we are certain of is this issue is the best yet."

304 pp, hardcover bound
Published by MARFA
19.5 x 23.5 cm