I first spotted Sarah with Joseph Kosuth at a party somewhere in SoHo soon after arriving in New York in 1975.
We deeply regret the sudden passing of Sarah Charlesworth, our co-founder and dear friend whose artwork and design graced BOMB’s very first cover and who has been a contributing editor ever since the magazine’s founding in 1981.
“Making an art work involves the transformation of matter, paper and materials into a process of animation or psychic elevation of material stuff.”
Two cibachrome prints of religious figures, Buddha and Madonna by Sarah Charlesworth.
Fragmented photographs of explosive and apocalyptic subjects. A black and white spread of work featured at Tony Shafrazi, New York, December 1981.
Carl Apfelschnitt describes his hands-on, raw approach to abstract painting as the “expressionistic” work of a “primordial monster”. Sarah Charlesworth probes the artist about how he becomes “part of the paint.”
This interview took place in New York City in January of 1981, a few weeks before the final edit of Subway Riders was completed. Subway Riders is premiering at the Carnegie Hall cinema and could be featured at the Bleeker St. Cinema this month.