BOMB 12 Spring 1985
Fashion icon Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn discusses her long artistic career as a dancer, model, photographer, designer, and sculptor.
From his home in Milan, Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo hosts Matthew Fleury and speaks of the challenges that a life of uncompromising activist playwriting have brought him and his wife, and oftentimes collaborator, Franca Rame.
Raymond Voinquel’s cinematic style pushed the envelope of fashion photography. Collaborating with writers and directors, he found a scale to match his vision of style on the big screen.
Bruce Weber’s photographs of “beautiful” young people bring up questions of cruelty, exhibitionism and the exposure of sexuality. Rosemary Carroll explores how public response to Weber’s work affects his own perspective.
My mother told me, be a good angel
In the valley
mists of rain,
Managua and the South Bronx
are very desirable pieces of
“Does my voice not reach you, are you not haunted
by its somber testimony?”
His end begins here.
being your daughter
never gave me kite wings.
Before bird whistles break the pre-dawn silence,
Today I visited a deserted cemetery,
Allow me to write you.
When the blades of knives failed her, she turned quite naturally to the razor’s edge.
It is / the sacrificial night, / drums and / frenetic dancing, / calls to spirits.
In Nicaragua / old women / mobilize with sticks and boiling water / again.
Mark read aloud from his notebook: Once I was in a sentimental hospital.
In reality the degree of cross-eyedness Columbus suffered isn’t important.
I sometimes wind up fleeing the page before me / fleeing like an animal on whom hunters have closed in
Her hair in the roses, her fingers combing the dirt, in the gray before sunrise Lena was singing.
This wedding night
I am my balcony.
Window I am
He got on the bus (yes, it was him) and I
The reflection of light rose from the bottom of the glass and glimmered in Fernando’s eyes. He looked up and at his men.
If every day of the calendar
was sing-sing-sing my love
Everything About Love is Subversive
Three photographs by Deborah Turbeville, Boots for Stern Magazine, unpublished, 1977; Aurelia & Isabelle Weingarten, Musee Picasso; and photo for Italian Vogue—by Deborah Turbeville.
Photograph of Ralph Eugene Meatyard by Guy Mendes.
Photograph, Cowboy Hat (autoportrait from A.H. Series) by Jimmy DeSana.
Oil paint on canvas, Untitled (Woman Falling) by Louis Renzoni.
Abstract cosmic scene created with spray enamel and marker on a board, Equation for Mettropposttersizer by Rammellzee.
Three portrait photographs Berber, Tamtatouchte, Morocco; Elder Druse, Isfiya, Israel; and Haitians, Jacmel, Haiti from the Social Studies series by William Coupon.
Oil on canvas painting, Girl Observing the Moon by Armando Morales.
Two photographs, Untitled and Dayton Advertisement by Blumenfeld.