Gemma Arterton // Occasionally, I come home and say to my fiancé [Stefano Mioni], ‘I feel really fat.’ He says, ‘Will you just listen to yourself? You know you’re being silly.’ And I do know that when I’m home, but in the business it’s different. The only way that I could ever be a size 6 is if I didn’t eat. I’m not naturally meant to be that size, and I just feel like there’s a responsibility to people who aren’t that size to make that known. All I can do, I think, is try to look good. I have things made for me, so they fit.
Art by Jean Helion. As Pierre Schneider writes in issue 20, “Helion was considered generally … as one of the most promising of the younger non-figurative artists. But when abstract art triumphed after World War II, Helion turned back to the representation of reality.” Later in the essay, Schneider writes, “There is a perilous frontier where reality transforms itself brutally into unreality, fulness into naught, life into death. The merit of Helion’s drawings is to seek obstinately to situate themselves on that sharp, that near fatal border.”