For a recent feature of Canadian online retailer SSENSE, Angelo Baque, the brand director of New York skateboard brand Supreme, visited Lucien Smith in his Montauk home. While Baque shot Smith in the latest from Maison Margiela, Lanvin and Rick Owens, Thom Bettridge sits down with the painter to talk about escaping the city life and the creative potential of the country side. Having sold art worth millions of dollars already at a very young age, it is great finding out how he reflects on his work, how the work of an artist has changed over the last few decades in his opinion and the importance of escaping to become a “real artist.”

Check out the full feature over at SSENSE.

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