© Saskia de Brauw + Vincent van de Wijngaard / West 25th Street and Broadway Bridge (2018)

Although best known the world over as one of today’s top models, there’s more to Saskia de Brauw than meets the eye. The Dutch androgynous beauty, a graduate from Amsterdam‘s renowned Rietveld Academie, has been dipping her toe in art projects in between modelling jobs. De Brauw creative practice focuses on installations and photography, and for her latest endeavour she has once again teamed up with lensman and filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard. Called Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines, the project led De Brauw through the streets of Manhattan, from 225th Street and Broadway in a straight line to Battery Park to be precise. The entire walk from North to South – mind you, the Dutch model walked in a custom gown by cult designer and friend Haider Ackermann – took place in a single day four years ago, and was captured on film and by texts, including numerous meetings and stories they came across along the way, observations and thoughts that had popped up. The project will be presented in an eponymous show, opening today (5.30PM) at Foam in Amsterdam. The exhibition will be opened by Haider Ackermann, and obviously, both artists will attend the event as well (on through Feb 10).

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© Saskia de Brauw + Vincent van de Wijngaard / West 78th Street Washington Bus terminal (2018) and Broadway and West 50th Street Metro (2018)