BOMB 14 Winter 1986
April Bernard and Mimi Thompson speak with the legendary American painter on the eve of a Fall 1986 exhibition of his work, getting to the bottom of Lichtenstein’s brushstrokes and revealing his true feelings about comics.
Catherine de Montchensi was a young Occitanian wife in the age of l’amour courtois and the jeweled sunburst on the Virgin’s breast.
It was a long hot summer. She lay moaning on the fields where the straw grew.
to follow the neck to the last bit of splendor
Ambrose Syme was a man of God and a superb classicist, perhaps the finest student of Petronious since Hugo Crub; but before I begin his tragic tale allow me to say a word or two on the subject of priest’s clothing.
Hark you unscrupulous monster you mocking pretender stand
Bottled country hurled out to sea
A Fair Isle shawl, a Foulard handkerchief
A hairnet for her unpressed hair
When I used to go to Berlin before Hitler came to power, my friend Hans Siemsen, a German writer now but rarely read or remembered, always guided me in my choices of readings in contemporary German literature.
This is how it happened
Jesus Christ had to die
Two photographs from Robert Delford Brown’s Meat Show, 1964.
Essay exploring symbolic uses of blood and sacrifice in art.
Plaster, paint, and wire relief of a hand grasping an escaping bird, Bird in Hand by Mark DeMuro.
Self-Portrait, lithograph, by Maurice Grosser.
Young Christ Jesus, oil on linen, by Mssrs. McDermott and McGough.
Sanded, ink on paper work of a figure holding onto a galloping horse, Black Slipping by Peter Drake.
Two drawn interventions on art history texts, Donkey Head and Untitled by Roberto Juarez.
Two cibachrome prints of religious figures, Buddha and Madonna by Sarah Charlesworth.
Untitled graphite on paper drawing by Stephen Hale.
Two photographic portraits, Self-Portrait and Mother Series by Susan Unterberg.
Painting by Carl Apfelschnitt, 1985, roplex and pigments on linen, 8 × 4 feet.
Painting by David McDermott and Peter McGough, 1985, oil on linen, 8 × 5 feet.
Painting by Giorgio de Chirico, 1913–14, 53 × 23½ inches.
Painting by Giorgio de Chirico, 1913, 29½ × 39½ inches.
Early second-century Roman marble sculpture.
A piece featuring animal figures and ancient architecture, Sacre Coeur for Proinsias Staggby Ann McCoy.
Two untitled photographic prints of Rorschach-like images by Tom Drahos.
Photograph of Eleanor Antin’s artwork Blood of a Poet Box, 1965–68.
“Portrait” of artist Maurice Grosser in the form of sheet music by Virgil Thomson.
Handmade paper with pigment, The Seal of Life by Carl Apfelschnitt.
Two terracotta sculptures of heads, Heads by Yves Oppenheim.
Two oil pastel on canvas works, Bois Chenu (Jeanne La Pucelle) and Itzam Na T’UI by Dan Asher.
Two pastel works, Naso and Everything I Know by Francesco Clemente.
Two oil on canvas paintings, The Two Wear Hats and Love Thyself by George Condo.