BOMB 22, Winter 1988

The cover of BOMB 22

Robert Mapplethorpe by Gary Indiana, Nancy Lemann, Mike Kelley, Gary Stevens, Gleb Panfilov, Brice Marden by Saul Ostrow, and Rose English.

The Santa Maria

by Chris Burden

Assemblage of wood, toys, paint, a motorcycle engine, and electric parts by Chris Burden—part of the LA Portfolio. This article is only available in print.

Untitled

by Diane Bucker

Downtown New York skyline sandblasted in granite, Untitled by Diane Bucker—from the LA Portfolio. This article is only available in print.

Untitled

by Tim Ebner

Untitled Zolatone and semi-gloss decaglo diptych by Tim Ebner—from the LA Porfolio. This article is only available in print.

Robert Mapplethorpe

by Gary Indiana

A discussion between long-time BOMB contributor Gary Indiana and the late Robert Mapplethorpe on the New York art scene of the late 1980s and the difficulties of intimacy, comfort and eroticism in photography and portraiture.

Novelist Nancy Lemann crafts languorous Louisiana dramas in her two books, Lives of the Saints, and The Ritz of the Bayou. Here, she discusses being a Jew in the south, the future of her characters, and the lingering memory of the Civil War.

Brice Marden

by Saul Ostrow

Hailed by the New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl as “the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades,” Marden began his career under the tutelage of Robert Rauschenberg and went on to teach seminal artists Richard Serra and Chuck Close.

British Theatre

by Allen Frame

Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”

Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”

An anthropologist afflicted with malaria, an incestuous brother and sister, a story bound by blood, titled “Blood Disease,” by Patrick McGrath.

Los Angeles

by Wade Saunders

An essay and portfolio by Wade Saunders presenting the contemporary LA art scene, including work by Ed Ruscha, Chris Burden, Dana Duff, John Knight, and more. This article is only available in print.

BOMB 22
Winter 1988
The cover of BOMB 22