Charcoal drawing by Jack Barth.
Mary Heilmann & Ellen Phelan, Georgia Marsh, Paul Bowles, Michael McClard, and Duncan Hannah. Cover by Mary Heilmann.
Charcoal drawing by Jack Barth.
Installation by Kiely Jenkins including plastic, metal, light bulbs, spray enamel, marker. Courtesy of the Fun Gallery, April 1981.
Enamel painting on paper, by James Brown.
Graphite and charcoal drawing of a dark street corner, Terminal Bar by Jane Dickson.
Acrylic and oilstick painting on canvas, Agony of the Feet by Jean Michel Basquiat.
Untitled sculpture, plaster over wire mesh and steel rod, by Robert Gober.
Untitled painted, welded steel sculpture by Robert Hudson.
#45, 1982, by Robert Mangold.
Oil painting by Jessica Lenard.
Two acrylic paintings, Dresser Set and Sukio, by Robin Bruch.
Detail of the drawing Round #13 by Joe Zucker.
Detail of Shitting and Laughing by Ross Bleckner.
Oil painting by John Egner.
Acrylic and wax painting by Shelly Kaplan.
Oil by John Ford with a portrait of the artist by Kate Simon.
Acrylic painting with raw pigment on canvas, Monk and Bedding by Stephen Mueller.
Two stark acrylic paintings of “heads,” JUGHEAD and STUDY, T-UP HEAD by Susan Rothenberg.
Untitled painting, oil on canvas, by Terry Winters.
Fiberglass sculpture by Tom Butter.
Oil painting of a two car pile up, Moondance #2 by Abbott Burns.
Oil painting by Adolf Benca and a portrait of the artist by Kate Simon.
Crucifix made with paint, glass jewels, and silicon glue on solid wood, Cruciform with Red Marks by John Torreano.
Oil painting by Jonathan Lasker.
Altered photograph and caption text, Cathexsis 48 by Joseph Kosuth.
Preparations for Julian Schnabel exhibition including the painting Rest.
Photograph by Tseng Kwong Chi of Keith Haring creating a subway drawing.
Oil painting by Kevin Larmon.
Kitty Foyle and Untitled by Walter Robinson.
Oil on canvas portrait of Anya Phillips by Walter Steding.
Four untitled ink drawings by William Wegman.
Oil on plywood painting by Kit Grover.
Flash fiction piece by Barry Yourgrau.
A detached, uncomfortable man encounters problems preparing for a friend's wedding, The White Shirt by Burt Barr.
Oil painting by Lan Payne.
Excerpts from the novel At Night, by Constance DeJong.
The entertaining exploits of a party acquaintance, "Baltimore 1969" by Cookie Mueller.
A traumatic childhood event fuels a man's outlook on life, "Now Here Nowhere" by Craig Gholson.
Excerpt from the novel Total Immersion, a satirical look at an aspiring missionary at a Baptist college.
Portrait of Taylor Meade, by Alf Young, created by tracing the subject’s image onto several lengths of sheer fabric.
Untitled oil painting by Betsy Berne.
Pastel portrait by Billy Sullivan.
Two untitled paintings by Bobbie Oliver.
Mixed-media painting by Brett DePalma.
Acrylic painting by Cara Perlman.
Painting—The Animal Descending (in Splendor, on the errant planet)—and written reflection by the artist. Portrait of the artist by Kate Simon.
Cy Twombly, Untitled, May 82.
Wooden box filled with poured glass and various objects, Parts and Tools by Carolee Schneemann, accompanied with a written reflection by the artist.
Acrylic painting on canvas by Christof Kohlhofer.
Detail of drawing Pencil Landscape by David Deutsch.
Oil painting by David Kapp with a portrait of the artist by Kate Simon.
Oil and acrylic painting by David Salle.
Collage, 1982, by David Shapiro.
Oil and acrylic painting by Lauren Hancher.
Untitled oil on canvas painting by David Storey.
Acrylic painting on paper by Linda Lawton.
Grafitti work on canvas by Dondi White.
Acrylic painting by Liz Cash.
Twelve works (oil paintings and sculptures, including one of bread mold by Kristen Huntley) by provocative, then up-and-coming artists assembled by Elizabeth Murray.
Untitled mixed-media work by Lois Lane.
Excerpted from the novel The Family Dog by Gary Indiana.
A storyteller of dream and landscape, Duncan Hannah paints quietly disquieting scenes. He speaks with Simon Lane on his approach to figurative painting and narrative.
An investigation of how the tape recorder has changed the landscape and art of writing, "Is It Hemingway Or is It Memorex" by Glenn O'Brien.
Short story by Jane Warrick.
Oil painting on linen by Louise Fishman.
Untitled photograph, 1968, by Lucio Pozzi.
A jarring re-imagining of Shakespearean characters tackling the disease of corruption (largely in French), part two of Desire, a play by Kathy Acker.
Two "hard-hitting and marginally factual" films take on physics and philosophy, Lighter Than Air and The Theory of Ideas by Mark Magill.
From Dea Ex Machinus by Liza Bear.
A brief stream-of-consciousness piece on "the kiss," "Summer 1980" by Luc Sante.
The Hudson Group and Amethyst by Martha Diamond.
Descriptions of a series of occurences, "Words Without Pictures" by Lynne Tillman.
A married man stealthily commits insidious acts, "Donkey Work" by Matthew Fleury.
A scene from Harry's Story, the titular character attends an auction at Sotheby's.
An untitled short story by Mindy Stevenson.
Shaped oil on canvas painting by Elizabeth Murray.
Detail of an untitled painting by Ellen Cooper.
Dark Blue Panel, 1980, oil on canvas, by Ellsworth Kelly.
Oil painting by Francesco Clemente.
Richard Armstrong discusses the abstract paintings of Ellen Phelan and Mary Heilmann whose vibrant compositions, inspired by natural and architectural structures, hold their own despite the widespread argument that abstraction is "over".
Olivier Mosset's monochrome paintings became figurative walls for graffiti artist Fred Brathwaite. The two artists discuss their work's purposeful and inherent intersections in "Clinton Street."
Paintings and drawings by Michael Alfe and Dru Kim.
Finding pleasure in the color and order of the grid, painter Georgia Marsh speaks with Betsy Sussler about art as a means of description and finding rhythm in the world around us.
Painter Michael McClard talks with Betsy Sussler about his works, which focus on mythology and the stars.
Oil painting by Gin Taylor.
Oil on canvas painting, After the War by Ginger Levante.
Novelist, translator and editor Paul Bowles tells David Seidner about his literary career and life, spanning the greater part of the 20th century: working with Tennessee Williams, moments with Gertrude Stein, and a distaste for Wagner.
The author reflects on penning his first poem in fifth grade, "The First Poem I Ever Wrote" by Peter Schjeldahl.
Oil painting by Harriet Korman.
Painting, collage, and hand printing on paper of alternately birthing and dancing figures, The First Language by Nancy Spero.
Pat Steir’s Beautiful Italian Painting and detail.
A couple attempt to reconcile with a disturbed friend, "Nervous and Joking Joseph" by Richard Elovich.
Three oil paintings, Untitled, Canions, and Still Moving, by Power Boothe.
Short story by Rosie Moore.
Encaustic painting by Richard Beckett.
A letter to the owner of a lost earring, "The Concertina Earring" by Simon Lane.
Photograph with handwritten text by Richard Nonas.
A woman man goes to the brink of death over a broken heart, “The Hour of the Fey” by Terence Sellers.
Two figurative paintings by Bobby G.