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Vincent Fecteau on the Importance of a Simple Kiss

The San Francisco-based sculptor answers the frieze questionnaire

BY Vincent Fecteau in Questionnaires | 02 DEC 20

What was the first work of art you loved?

An embroidery of a tall ship that hung above my childhood bed. It was a bit spooky, but I loved the way the stitching ham-handedly depicted the rigging. Now lost, the memories of it and the daydreams it prompted seem particularly significant.

What is underrated? 


What is the most important film you’ve seen lately?

James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham’s Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020).

What surprises people about you?

I’m obsessed with makeup tutorial videos.

What do you like to do when you’re alone?

Work in my studio, bake or watch makeup tutorials.

Who do you miss?

Although I’m definitely an introvert, lockdown has been a challenge. My social skills have atrophied to junior-high-school levels, but I miss so many friends and family members, and the casual greeting of a hug or simple kiss. 

This article first appeared in frieze issue 216 with the headline ‘Questionnaire: Vincent Fecteau'.

Main image: Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2020. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin/New York, and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/Los Angeles

Vincent Fecteau is an artist. His solo exhibition at Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, is on view from 13 February to 16 May. He lives in San Francisco, USA.