Top 10 Scary Art World Summer Tans
Is orange the new black?
Everybody looks forward to summer—it’s warm, minimal clothing is needed, day-boozing is a legitimate pastime (well, maybe…) and, of course, there are endless opportunities to soak up the sun.
The perception of a tan has gone through various cycles throughout history. A tan used to signify a blue collar job, since much manual and farm labor was done outside. After the Industrial revolution, workers were moved into factories and only the wealthy had the time and means to vacation in the sun. But with skin cancer on the rise, and a growing awareness of the damage sun does to skin, insane tanning is less common.
But looking through Patrick McMullan’s summer art world party photos, it seems like not everyone got the memo: cadmium orange is still going strong, at least in certain areas of the art world. Here are our Top 10 picks for scary summer tans.
Finally, if you’ve got a friend who needs a ‘tan intervention’, what we like to call a ‘tan-tervention’ send them a link to this story or even “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen“, directed by Baz Lurhmann.
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