Nicki Minaj by Francesco Vezzoli
Publication: W Magazine's "Art Issue"
Date: November 2011
Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli has always been captivated by powerful women in history. Most of his works transform modern day women into the dames of yesteryear. For the November 2011 cover of W Magazine, Vezzoli wanted to explore the imaging of iconic female hip-hop stars, and who better fits the role of a strong and totally boss woman than Nicki Minaj?