BOMB 27, Spring 1989

The cover of BOMB 27

Salman Rushdie, Polly Apfelbaum, Dennis Cooper, James Nares, Penny Arcade, Mats, Alexander Kluge, Robert Greene, Nancy Shaver, Abbijane, Terry Kinney, Michael Tetherow, Bill Barrette, and Carmello Pomodoro.

Two Drawings

by William T. Wiley

Two pencil and ink and ink drawings, titled Charm Study and Angel Babies, by William T. Wiley. This article is only available in print.

Impresse

by Olivier Richon

C-Print, titled Imprese, from the series From Near and From Afar by Olivier Richon. This article is only available in print.

Two Park Gates

by R. M. Fischer

Rector Gate, Battery Park City, stainless steel, bronze, granite, and electric lights, 1985–89; Mac Arthur Park Gate, Los Angeles, steel, aluminum, brass, zinc, concrete, and electric lights, 1985. This article is only available in print.

Two Works

by Steven Keister

Untitled wood fiberglass, epoxy resin, epoxy paint, and rubber sculpture and Cat Scan silkscreen and Xerox process print on Masa Japanese paper, edition of 25, by Steve Keister. This article is only available in print.

Channeling New York’s most notorious divas, Penny Arcade reveals the inspiration and connection she finds from her subjects.

Notes From Marseilles

by Elenor Trifon

Elenor Trifon gives a thorough account of her trip to Marseilles, augmenting her description of the weather patterns, cuisine, history, music, and art with whimsical details that bring her story to life.

Bored? Try picking up Dennis Cooper’s Closer in which he explores seeking transcendence in spite of impending bleakness and boredom.

Painter Michael Tetherow discusses his view of the role of the abstract artist, the magical qualities he finds in certain aspects of nature, and the excitement of the “process of making.”

James Nares

by Betsy Sussler

In a process of material and poetic interrogation, James Nares shares his practice, a return to origins, with Betsy Sussler.

Terry Kinney

by Craig Gholson

Terry Kinney, a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, talks about his play, Brilliant Traces, and why he prefers acting over directing.

Robert Greene

by Klaus Kertess

In imagining escape from urban life, Robert Greene composes paintings full of sky, friends, and full bred dogs creating stylish fictional scenes. With beauty, he claims “painting can make that magic place.”

Despite death threats and religious edict, subversive novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie has won numerous awards and remains a prominent voice in global politics.

Bill Barrette

by Stephen Westfall

What unites the work of Polly Apfelbaum, Bill Barrette, and Nancy Shaver is their incorporation of “found” objects and images. This interview is the second in a three-part series of interviews by Stephen Westfall.

Polly Apfelbaum

by Stephen Westfall

What unites the work of Polly Apfelbaum, Bill Barrette, and Nancy Shaver is their incorporation of “found” objects and images. This interview is the first in a three-part series of interviews by Stephen Westfall.

Nancy Shaver

by Stephen Westfall

What unites the work of Polly Apfelbaum, Bill Barrette, and Nancy Shaver is their incorporation of “found” objects and images. This interview is the last in a three-part series of interviews by Stephen Westfall.

Alexander Kluge

by Gary Indiana

Filmmaker Alexander Kluge delves into the cultural significance of film and television with Gary Indiana in this 1989 conversation. A series of Kluge’s films is currently screening at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.

Excalibur

by Dennis Potter

A plein air reading of Tennyson is the backdrop for unraveling family tension, “Excalibur,” by Dennis Potter.

Five Poems

by Michael O'Brien

Five poems, titled “Seacoast,” “Sundown,” “Poem,” “Earring,” and “In the Elevator,” by Michael O’Brien.

Fashion designer Abbijane speaks to Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe on the naturalism of platinum blonde, the color theory behind a “tulip period,” and what elegance truly means.

BOMB 27
Spring 1989
The cover of BOMB 27