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Stephen Wilson

Luscious Threads

Created by Ted Vassilev with essays by Eleanor Heartney, Bruce Helander, Donald Kuspit and Marisa J. Pasucci

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 174 5

    Size: 305 x 305 mm (12 x 12 in.)

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 128

    In association with:

    Date published: June, 2018

    UK £45 /US $65


  • The first full publication of Stephen Wilson’s sumptuous artwork, which blends Pop Art influences with traditional crafting and haute couture fabrics
  • Lavish illustration and vibrant design bring the works to life on the page
  • Illuminating text has much to offer fans of fashion as well as fans of contemporary art


The luxurious detail and intricacy of Stephen Wilson’s work highlights the intersection between traditional craft and contemporary culture. Influenced by pop and street art as well as traditional handicrafts, he creates each unique piece by blending couture fabrics, digital renderings, 3D-printed sculptures and highly detailed embroidery pieces. Deploying opulent textiles such as Hermés silk and Chanel wool and often requiring millions of stitches and hundreds of hours to create, his works recreate iconic pop culture images and question luxury consumerism. This elegant volume is the first full treatment of this masterful artist’s work.

Author information

Ted Vassilev is the president and founder of DTR Modern Galleries, with locations in Boston, New York, Palm Beach, and Washington, DC.

Eleanor Heartney is an art critic and author based in New York City.

Bruce Helander is an artist who writes on art. He is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment of Art and a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

Donald Kuspit is an emeritus professor of art history and philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook and the author of dozens of books on art.

Marisa J. Pascucci is an experienced curator, speaker, and art historian, who currently serves as Director of Programs at the New Gallery of Modern Art.