Explore the Darker Side of Beauty: Guest Curated Exclusively for Saatchi Art by Jennifer Zuccarini

We are very excited to have Jennifer Zuccarini, Founder and Creative Director of luxury lingerie/ready-to-wear line Fleur du Mal, guest curating a collection of art through the filter of her brand. Read on to see how art influences her personal style, taste, and perspective and learn what role it plays in her life.

Photo Credit: Hannah Thomson

“When I discovered the name Fleur du Mal, it represented a dichotomy that I’m drawn to – beauty with a bit of a dark side. As a reference to Baudelaire’s poetry, we tapped into the theme “love hurts” for our campaign. I curated my art collection for Saatchi Art from the point of view of my brand – chic, provocative, and with an edge. This is the aesthetic that I am naturally attracted to, and I think a lot of the pieces reflect that vision.” – Jennifer Zuccarini

Getting to Know…

Jennifer Zuccarini

Founder & Creative Director, Fleur du Mal

 

How do you describe your personal style?
Eclectic, chic, and a little provocative. I like glamour but I’ve always been attracted to street style, everything from London in the Eighties look to Punk. I think the mix is what’s interesting.

Tell us, what role does art play in your life?
As a designer, I look at all forms of art for inspiration. The name of my new brand, Fleur du Mal, was inspired by the infamous collection of poems by Baudelaire. We also feature artists on our website’s pin-board and blog.

What do you collect?
I collect photography, drawings, and have a few artist friends that I try to support when I can. I have an extensive wish list. I love to see what’s coming up at auction, and I try to check out new artists at shows in New York and Miami.

What was the last museum or gallery you visited?
The AGO in Toronto over the holidays to see “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting.”

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
I would absolutely love to have one of Richard Prince’s Nurse Paintings. I particularly like “Surfing Nurse” and “Runaway Nurse.”

Which artist would you most like to meet?
Hmm, maybe Warhol – or maybe I would have just liked to hang out at The Factory…

What was the first piece of art you purchased?
The first piece of art I purchased that felt “real” was my Arthur Elgort print of Paris at night taken from The Hotel de Crillion in 1979. I enjoy it everyday.

Abstract or Realism?
Realism

Painting or Photography?
Painting

Museums or Art Galleries?
Art Galleries

Contemporary or Classic?
Contemporary

Color or Black+White?
Black+White

Hirst or Hockney?
Hockney

Picasso or Pollock?
Pollock

Bacon or Basquiat?
Basquiat

Murakami or Mondrian?
Murakami

MoMA or Met?
MoMA

Los Angeles or New York?
New York

Paris or London?
Paris

Highlights from Jennifer’s Collection:

Check out all of Guest Curator Jennifer Zuccarini’s picks in her exclusive art collection for Saatchi Art

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  2. the notion of a guest curator from the design world is very cool. i enjoyed reading the interview and was very impressed with the connections made between design world and art world. also excited by the obvious passion! congratulations.

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  3. Olena says:

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    Hi Jennifer, you may like my work, you may not.

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  5. Hi Jennifer
    Please have a look at my nude photography as I feel it is in line with your way of thinking about women.

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  6. Jeff Musser says:

    One of my paintings was featured in this collection! I had no idea until I stumbled upon some of my work on Pinterest! Thank you so much for featuring me!

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  7. Very interesting interview with some answers that show a clear vision of what art should be. The collection completes this standpoint. I don’t agree with all opinions – especially why Pollock and not Picasso ;) – but honestly a fresh and straight view, and underneath the surface a little bit dark too. Great!

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  8. Hi Jennifer,

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  9. David Jones says:

    I’ve only just found out that I am featured in this collection! Thanks! I’m very flattered. Very much enjoyed all the art pieces here.

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