in the news? Have I fallen into a hot tub time machine? The artist who died in 1984 is most associated with brightly colored and angular portraits including the one that was on the cover of Duran Duran's Rio album. The look he created was in many ways the definitive style of the 1980s. Now, just like so many other 1980s trends, Nagel is back. The Patrick Nagel Collection of Art and Jennifer Dumas, Nagel's widow have partnered with Character Vision and United Brands Worldwide to create the Patrick Nagel jewelry, luxury and fashion accessories brand. The products will launch in limited distribution
in the fall of 2011. It will be interesting to see what the public response is to this, has the Nagel moment past or is the 1980s icon primed for a new generation of admirers?