We first met David Flinn during one of fashion’s most epic evenings—September Fashion Week at none other than Barney’s now-famous karaoke party. Originally an event that was intended to celebrate Carine Roitfeld, it was quickly taken over by the singing pipes of Valentino himself. As we made our way over to the next party of the night, David mentioned a solo show of his work coming up at Envoy Enterprises on the LES.
We were blown away (quite literally—there were electric fans involved in the piece) by David’s unique installation process.
Recently we had a chance to catch up with this exceptionally talented, burgeoning, young artist.
1. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
2. Transformative/pivotal life moment?
3. Who/what inspires you?
My family, Megan, the forest, Foster, NOMIA NYC, firearms, Jimi Dams, my cat, my block and my friends.
4. Latest/greatest obsession?
My 18″ Husquarna chainsaw.
5. Film that depicts your life?
Snatch Had a Child with The Big Lebowski.
6. Favorite wardrobe piece?
My snakeskin cowboy boots.
7. Three travel essentials?
A pack of white T’s, my Lady and my knife.
8. Elements for a perfect night?
9. What (and where) would be your last meal?
Fritto Misto with my aunt on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where we’d get dinner together every summer.
10. Why art?
It’s the closest thing to Alchemy—making something out of nothing.