What I loved most about Klaus was his old-world elegance.
I first spotted Sarah with Joseph Kosuth at a party somewhere in SoHo soon after arriving in New York in 1975.
BOMB founder Betsy Sussler talks to painter Eric Fischl about his new memoir Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas.
Two warm remembrances of the poet David Rattray, who passed away in 1993, and a video of the poet reading his piece “Mr. Peacock.”
BOMB’s twenty. What started as a late-night discussion around a kitchen table about what it’s really like to make art has become a magazine known for its intimate conversations between peers—artists, writers, playwrights, directors, composers, actors and architects—about art and life.
Part of the series In the Open: Art & Architecture in Public Spaces, filmed in Lawrence Weiner’s studio in Greenwich Village, Spring 2010. Following the interview is an unedited transcript of the video.
There is a curse upon the adventurers and mendicants, second sons of the aristocracy and would-be-sovereigns of their own destiny who sailed for the New World. Read about it in this review of The Leaves of Fate by George Robert Minkoff.
Like a lot of people, we’re very happy that 2009 is over.
Charles Reznikoff (1894–1976) writes prose like a poet, indeed he is one, with his rock-hard choice of words styled into deceptively simple sentences.
Betsy Sussler reports on Mary Heilmann’ Two-Lane Blacktop show at 303 Gallery in February ’09.
“I’m always looking for different kinds of containers to put different parts of myself in.”
Sea of Poppies is a miraculous book about even more than the 19th-century opium trade, which is an exciting tale in and of itself, fraught with voracious greed, power-mongering, and racism.
While Deborah Baker’s packed compendium does indeed tell stories of the Beats in India and more—Corso’s confessions of unrequited love, Burroughs’s surly brushes with sex and death, Kerouac’s ad hoc pronouncements on writing and marriage—Ginsberg is the protagonist of this lush tale.
Michael Goldberg was our hero. Larger than life, he sauntered up to the plate and took on the mantle as our all-American myth because we needed a hero.
Rachel Foullon builds what she calls fluid hosts, decklike staircases that hold, in juxtaposition, her paper and pulp sculptures.
Buckets of Rain was completed in 2006, and evolved as you said after the death of several close friends and family members, your mentor Al Held, and your mom
The Pale of Settlement was once the swath of land designated by Imperial Russia as the only legitimate home of their Jewish population, one they reluctantly inherited after partitioning the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Award-winning authors A.M. Homes and Francine Prose discuss the overlap where memoirs, histories, and novels meet in this conversation presented by BOMB’s Editor-in-Chief Betsy Sussler.
Larger than life-size, glancing head on or sideways, Jennifer Clifford Danner’s portraits—for portraits they are, in the traditional sense, if not painted in the traditional method—confront their audience with a dignity and vulnerability rarely seen since Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer.