BOMB 4, Fall 1982

The cover of BOMB 4

Mary Heilmann & Ellen Phelan, Georgia Marsh, Paul Bowles, Michael McClard, and Duncan Hannah. Cover by Mary Heilmann.


by Kiely Jenkins

Installation by Kiely Jenkins including plastic, metal, light bulbs, spray enamel, marker. Courtesy of the Fun Gallery, April 1981.

Terminal Bar

Graphite and charcoal drawing of a dark street corner, Terminal Bar by Jane Dickson.

Veil Portraits

by Alf Young


Portrait of Taylor Meade, by Alf Young, created by tracing the subject’s image onto several lengths of sheer fabric.


Duncan Hannah

by Simon Lane

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.

Two Videotapes

by Mark Magill

Two "hard-hitting and marginally factual" films take on physics and philosophy, Lighter Than Air and The Theory of Ideas by Mark Magill.

Clinton Street

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."

Un Tour D'Horizon

by Richard Armstrong

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".

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.

Paul Bowles

by David Seidner

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 First Language

Painting, collage, and hand printing on paper of alternately birthing and dancing figures, The First Language by Nancy Spero.

Fall 1982
The cover of BOMB 4