It was one year ago (June 25, 2015), at Poets House, right before the late Bill Berkson’s reading began, that I casually said hi to him and he, always a generous and prolific collaborator with artists, said, “Let’s talk.”
Images by Archie Rand with excerpts from John Ashbery’s FLOW CHART,
Archie Rand discusses his Diaspora Paintings and what it means to make Jewish art.
In the late ’80s and early ’90s Louise Fishman began to deliver works whose icons were both hewed from paint and saturated by the very light from which they spoke.
Renowned for his work on the witchcraft trials of the Inquisition, Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg shifted centuries to document a trajectory of crime, repentance and conspiracy that extends back 30 years.
Artists James Hyde and Archie Rand discuss the joys of cooking, Kline’s epitaph for Pollock, Warhol’s unconscious and the art of redemption in their favorite hideout—a hometown bar in Brooklyn. We listened in.