Willy Vanderperre
'prints, film, posters and more'


Red Hook Labs is pleased to announce ‘prints, film, posters and more’ by Willy Vanderperre, the first solo exhibition in New York City for the photographer.

Vanderperre was born and raised in Belgium. Based in Antwerp, the city that became his home when he entered the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) to study fashion, he made the switch to photography while still at the college, seeing it as a more direct way to express his impulses in fashion. Nevertheless, his background in design has given him both an intuitive feel for clothing and an extensive knowledge of the design process.

In addition to Vanderperre’s photography work, the exhibition will offer a selection of merchandise including posters, tee shirts, paint-by-numbers, pins, temporary tattoos and additional items for sale in limited quantities showcased within the exhibition itself. Not simply merchandise, the items for sale reflect Vanderperre’s ethos that even these are art, equally and to the same standard as the fine art prints themselves.

Vanderperre is a featured editorial contributor to a host of publications such as Love, W Magazine, AnOther, AnOther Man, Vogue Hommes International, American Vogue and more. Vanderperre’s additional career highlights include campaigns for Raf Simons, Christian Dior, Dior Homme, Jil Sander and Prada as well as documentary photography work leading to his 2014 book, The Power of Theatrical Madness II and his 2016 directorial film debut at London’s ICA with his film, Naked Heartland.

To inquire about works available contact Natalie Pfister: natalie@redhooklabs.com