B Åkerlund

B / Daphne and Apollo. 2018

oil on canvas

200 x 140 cm.

Private collection

The stylist and "fashion activist"

Bea Åkerlund as the nymph Daphne from Greek mythology, in her metamorphosis into a laurel bush persued by Apollo.

Bea, portrayed in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel pool, wearing a Valentino cape and a Philip Treacy remodelled hat.

Part of a series of allegories taking inspiration from the fashion world.