An excerpt of Julie Delpy’s latest film, Two Days in New York, released today on Nowness, opens with a scene at an art gallery. The artist Marion, played by Ms. Delpy, is showing her latest works, Cindy Sherman knock-offs hung up salon style around the gallery, and being berated by her dealer because she “can’t sell a thing.”
“Collecting is a wonderful illness,” proclaims auctioneer and collector Simon de Pury in a short film called Collecting Is an Illness, which recently launched on Nowness. “It’s totally incurable.” In the film, Mr. de Pury is seated across from beer heiress and fashion collector Daphne Guinness, whose hair is dyed in skunk stripes and swept up in a messy French twist. The film cuts to a close-up of Ms. Guinness’s glossed and firmly pressed lips. “It’s an obsession,” he says and the camera cuts to Ms. Guinness’s legs, which are crossed in fishnet stockings.