BOMB 29, Fall 1989

The cover of BOMB 29

Kevin Spacey, Robert Gober, Deborah Eisenberg, Christopher Guest, Isaac Mizrahi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marvin Heiferman, Bharati Mukherjee, John Heys, Maureen Conner, Hillary Johnson, and Ketan Mehta.

Chair

by James Raglione

Chair made from copper plumbing pipes, Chair by James Raglione. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Couch

by John Chamberlain

Couch, by John Chamberlain, made from urethane foam, a parachute and canvas. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

John Heys

by Allen Frame

Exploring actual and fictional autobiography through copious amounts of sequins and glitter, John Heys has become an icon of the alternative stage and a much sought after subject for many artists’ work.

Ketan Mehta

by Ameena Meer

Ketan Mehta speaks with Ameena Meer on the power of creative vision to change cinema. His vision in the 1989 film Mirch Masala did just that at a critical point in Indian film.

Kevin Spacey

by Amos Poe

Amos Poe looks into the twists and turns of Kevin Spacey’s early acting career—a funny, engaging conversation complete with cues from a confused and admiring waiter.

Bharati Mukherjee

by Ameena Meer

Sometimes being an outsider gives the best view of the inside. Bharati Mukherjee writes from her own experiences and obsessions in effect revisioning the American mind.

Maureen Connor

by Amanda Means

Early in childhood, we internalize what is “good” and "bad"—notions that form the foundation for repressions. Maureen Connor re-presents corporeal taboo through sculpture in humorous and elegant combinations that shake us out of our fears.

Deborah Eisenberg

by Craig Lucas

 

Deborah Eisenberg was just awarded a McArthur grant. In this ’89 interview, she discusses running away from college, Latin America, and replacing the word processor with a stone tablet and an axe.

 

A profile of the writer Hillary Johnson on the publication of her first novel Physical Culture, the the subject of masochism, and the threat of intimacy.

Kazuo Ishiguro

by Graham Swift

Congratulations to the British novelist on his Nobel Prize. In this candid interview from BOMB 29, Ishiguro discusses self-delusion, the English character, and his envy of the "chaos of Dostoevsky."

Cairene

by Paul Mogensen

Copper bench by Paul Mogensen. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Floor Lamp with Palm Lake

by Bryan Hunt

Floor lamp made from welded steel, a perforated sheet of copper, cast bronze, and an electrical fixture. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Hanukkah Lamp

by R. M. Fischer

Brass, steel, and plastic electric menorah by R. M. Fischer. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Robert Gober

by Craig Gholson

Robert Gober’s sculptures call everyday objects into question. In the alchemy of transforming these objects, Gober transforms a viewer’s emotional and physical reality; the common made uncommon.

Sofa Parzival

by Robert Wilson

 

Maple and stainless steel chaise longue, Sofa Parzival by Robert Wilson. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

 

David Seidner

by Betsy Sussler

Four photographs, Self-Portrait, Celina Fischer Von Czettritz, Violeta Sanchez, Untitled and Betty Lago—Azzedine Alaia by David Seidner. Portfolio remarks by Betsy Sussler.

Three Poems

by Thomas Bolt

Three poems, “Trainyard At Noon,” “Unpolluted Creek,” and “Field With Large Stones” by Thomas Bolt.

Desk Set

by Donald Judd

Fir wood desk with clear matte varnish, Desk Set by Donald Judd. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Samoa

by Forrest Myers

Hammock made from painted corten steel and cadmium plated wire, Samoa by Forrest Myers. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Isaac Mizrahi

by Elizabeth Cannon

Moving between fashion, film, and television since this 1989 interview with Elizabeth Cannon, Isaac Mizrahi leads trends with his signature casual luxury.

BOMB 29
Fall 1989
The cover of BOMB 29