BOMB 18 Winter 1987

018 Winter 1987
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Roland Joffé by Thomas Bird
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Director Roland Joffé discusses the films The Killing Fields and The Mission; growing up in post-war London; and transitioning from theater to television to film.

Gretchen Bender by Cindy Sherman
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The late Gretchen Bender created “high tech” art when “high tech” was still an accepted turn of phrase. Here, she talks to Cindy Sherman about the appropriation and manipulation of TV commercials, images from the news, and contemporary art.

Charles Henri Ford by Bruce Wolmer
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Famed writer, editor, filmmaker, and publisher Charles Henri Ford speaks of his early years in Paris, his theory of collage, and how he came to obtain a nude photograph of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith.

Martin Amis by Patrick McGrath
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This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.

First Proof
Three Poems by Sunil Gangopadhyay
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Calcutta is a dead weight on my heart: / I must destroy her before I go.

Opening Pages by Charles Henri Ford
​Charles Henri Ford
Four Poems by Alice Rose George
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Juking on the road with Bill, hitting / every shack bar we defied our mamas, / set no time to be back home, let sex / crawl up our legs like spiders.

Five Poems by Ashok Vajpeyi
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In Bhilai


To the Consciousness of a Shooting Star by David Rattray & Gérard Charrière
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To the consciousness of a shooting star
A certain orchard on a hillside far

Merry Christmas, Dr. Title by Eileen Myles
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Here’s a place I don’t go anymore. 

Endless Lunch by Gary Indiana

And then Gregory said that Gloria, who really was just a kid, inexperienced, not at all sophisticated in affairs of the heart, had left the apartment on Clinton Street just before Christmas, a few days after you met me in the bookstore, 

Two Poems by Kedarnath Singh
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I don’t know if he is still needed / Or not / But he is coming back,

Song of the Earth by M. Gopalakrishna Adiga

My birth was at the bottom rung of the Western Ghats
   at a distance of three rolls only from the boiling

X≠Y by Susan Daitch

Your passport was something you needed to get on the airplane in the first place. 

Two Works by Dona Nelson
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Two works by Dona Nelson—Winter in the Park, gesso and charcoal on canvas, 1986 and Clock in the Rain, oil on canvas, 1986.

Two Photographs by Ellen Carey
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Two untitled polaroids by Ellen Carey.

Three Works by Gary Stephan
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Two bronze sculptures, titled Madame as Recamier and Untitled; and acrylic painting on canvas, titled Flood of Values, by Gary Stephan.

Two Paintings by Stephen Ellis
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Two untitled watercolor paintings with graphite on paper, Untitled, by Stephen Ellis.

Three Paintings by Izhar Patkin
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Enamel on chrome coat paper works by Izhar Patkin—Virtue and Village from The Black Paintings and Night at the Balagany.

Selected Similarities: Notes and Drawings by Roberto Juarez
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Portfolio of drawings by emerging and established contemporary artists curated by Roberto Juarez.

Stomach by Kiki Smith
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Stomach from Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law, a 1985 portfolio of color monoprints, by Kiki Smith.

Long Rain by Roberto Juarez
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Drawing by Roberto Juarez for the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Angst by John Wells
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Gouache on paper work, titled Angst, by John Wells.

Two Works by Lucio Pozzi
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Two ink on paper works, titled The Loss of a Planet and Untitled, by Lucio Pozzi.

Saning Sari by Marilyn Lerner
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Oil on masonite painting, titled Saning Sari, by Marilyn Lerner.

Two Photographs by Annette Lemieux
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Two photographs by Annette Lemieux—Courting Death, sepia print; and Class of ’39 ciba print.

Monday Morning Early by Peter Nadin
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Oil on canvas painting, titled Monday Morning Early, by Peter Nadin.

Two Works by Saint Clair Cemin
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Two works by Saint Claire Cemin—Bell, bronze, 1986 and Logasimuli, ink, 1986.

Drawing by Robert Gober
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Drawing by Robert Gober from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Drawing by Louise Bourgeois
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Stomach from Possession is Nine Tenths of the Law, a 1985 portfolio of color monoprints, by Kiki Smith.

Untitled by James Wright
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Drawing by James Wright for the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Untitled Cardboard Drawing by Daniel Mahoney
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Drawing by Daniel Mahoney for the Selected Similarities portfolio.

#7, St. Barts by Brice Marden
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Drawing by Brice Marden from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Untitled by Robert Smithson
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Drawing by Robert Smithson from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Determined Girl Holds up the Igloo House by Rhonda Wall
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Drawing by Rhonda Wall from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Riverside Drive 110th St. by Alice Neel
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Drawing by Alice Neel from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Untitled by Curtis Lee Fairley
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Drawing by Curtis Lee Fairley from the Selected Similarities portfolio.