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Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her $750,000 James Turrell Sculpture on the Cover of Architectural Digest (But Did She Hang It Sideways?)

Meanwhile, her best friend and fellow model Gigi Hadid revealed her less blue-chip collection.

Kendall Jenner and her prized James Turrell sculpture appears on the cover of the August 2020 issue of Architectural Digest. Photo by William Abranowicz, courtesy of Architectural Digest.

 

Kendall Jenner has been popping up at art fairs for years now, frequently hitting the club circuit with Bella and Gigi Hadid during Art Basel Miami Beach.

But it turns out she’s been doing more at fairs than just partying with fellow models. She has also been building up an enviable art collection, which she showed off in the August issue of Architectural Digest. The centerpiece of the collection—and the cover star—is a glowing James Turrell wall sculpture that casts a haze of colored light in the entryway of her Mediterranean-style mansion.

“I wanted this piece to be a focal point of the house, and I’m so hyped to have it here,” Jenner said. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and supermodel became a fan of the Light and Space artist thanks to brother-in-law Kanye West, who notably donated $10 million to help Turrell complete his Roden Crater opus.

A representative for Pace Gallery confirmed that Jenner purchased the piece at the gallery’s joint presentation, with Kayne Griffin Corcoran, from Frieze Los Angeles earlier this year, where it was priced at $750,000. It appears Jenner also took the initiative to turn Scorpius, Medium Elliptical Glass (2019)—which, in press photos from the fair, is a horizontal oval—sideways. (Although some Turrell works are sold as either horizontal or vertical ellipses and normally cannot be reoriented, this series, the gallery notes, can be installed in either direction, per the collector’s wishes.)

Mijanou, 18, who was voted Best Physique at Beverly Hills High School, at Senior Beach Day, Santa Monica, California, 1993. Featured in Lauren Greenfield's Generation Wealth. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios ©Lauren Greenfield, all rights reserved.

Mijanou, 18, who was voted Best Physique at Beverly Hills High School, at Senior Beach Day, Santa Monica, California, 1993. Featured in Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios ©Lauren Greenfield, all rights reserved.

 

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