Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1986

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

WilliWear News, 1986

This is a WilliWear News. It was edited by Kim Hastreiter, American, b. 1951 and the art director was Richard Pandiscio and made for WilliWear Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Mark Bozek as part of Willi Smith: Street Couture.

It is dated 1986. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the department.


In addition to film, Smith was interested in using publishing as a tool for presenting WilliWear collections and values. In 1986, he worked with his friend Kim Hastreiter, co-founder of Paper magazine, to produce two issues of a playful publication dubbed the WilliWear News. The newsletter unfolded into a poster that presented short articles on lifestyle, fashion, and the arts, often through personal references to Smith’s art collection, friends, and his bulldog Rufus.

It is credited Courtesy of Mark Bozek.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Closed): 24.1 × 17.1 cm (9 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.)

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