In Memorium: Carl Apfelschnitt and Jimmy DeSana

BOMB 33 Fall 1990
033 Fall 1990

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In Memorium


Carl Apfelschnitt 1948–1990

Your mystical charm and devilish wit, the persistent laughter.
The devotion and generosity towards your friends, the irresponsible gleam.
The dignity in your pairings and your life was the spiritual path that lead to peace.


Jimmy DeSana 1949–1990

An acquired taste that once acquired, became indispensable.
A pioneer photographer and a loner who formed deep and quiet friendships
filled with love and mystery.
Jimmy DeSana made art because he loved it.


from the directors and editors of BOMB with love.

In Memoriam: Reinaldo Arenas by Jaime Manrique

In the early hours of December 7, 1990, in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment in New York, the exiled Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas committed suicide.

Jo Shane by Craig Gholson

Just beneath the surface of the familiar is where you’ll find the wit that is distinctively Jo Shane’s. In irony, she finds power and voice for her passions.

Chris McKim’s Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker by Eugenie Dalland
Three buffaloes tumble off the side of a cliff.

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker (World of Wonder) a documentary by Chris McKim, pays tribute David Wojnarowicz, capturing the care and ferocity of the AIDS activist and artist.

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BOMB 33, Fall 1990

Featuring interviews with Al Pacino, Ian McEwan, Dr. John, Harvey Keitel, Vikram Seth, Dorothea Phillips, Thulani Davis, Victoria Williams, Bella Freud, Jo Shane, Campbell Scott, and Dorothea Tanning.

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033 Fall 1990