BOMB 18 Winter 1987

018 Winter 1987
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Interviews
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
Lucio Pozzi, Untitled, November 1985, ink on paper, 40 × 30 inches.

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
Julia Wachtel, p-p, 1985, oil on canvas, 46 x 34 inches. Courtesy Diane Brown Gallery.

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
Izhar Patkin, Virtue and Village, (The Black Paintings), 1986, enamel on chrome coat paper, 93 × 42 inches each. Courtesy Holly Solomon.

In Bhilai

EVEN THERE,

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
Marilyn Lerner, Saning Sari, 1986, oil on masonite, 22 × 18 inches. Courtesy John Good Gallery.

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
Lucio Pozzi, The Loss of a Planet, 1986, ink on paper, 50 × 76 inches.

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. 

More
Two Works by Dona Nelson
Dona Nelson, Clock in the Rain, 1986, oil on canvas, 84 × 53 inches. Courtesy Michael Klein Gallery.

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
Ellen Carey, Untitled, Polaroid, 1986.

Two untitled polaroids by Ellen Carey.

Three Works by Gary Stephan
Above: Gary Stephan, Untitled, 1984–86, bronze, 12½ × 19 × 6½ inches. Below: Gary Stephan, Madame as Recamier, 1985, bronze, 15 x 33 x 9½". Courtesy Diane Brown Gallery.

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
Stephen Ellis, Untitled, 1986, graphite and watercolor on paper. Courtesy Alfred Kren.

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

Three Paintings by Izhar Patkin
Izhar Patkin, Virtue and Village, (The Black Paintings), 1986, enamel on chrome coat paper, 93 × 42 inches each. Courtesy Holly Solomon.

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
Michael Hurson, The French Lesson, 1986, conte crayon on paper, 15½ × 21½ inches.

Portfolio of drawings by emerging and established contemporary artists curated by Roberto Juarez.

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

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

Long Rain by Roberto Juarez
Roberto Juarez, Long Rain, 1986, charcoal on paper, 77 × 84 inches.

Drawing by Roberto Juarez for the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Angst by John Wells
John Wells, Angst, 1983, gouache on paper.

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

Two Works by Lucio Pozzi
Lucio Pozzi, The Loss of a Planet, 1986, ink on paper, 50 × 76 inches.

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

Saning Sari by Marilyn Lerner
Marilyn Lerner, Saning Sari, 1986, oil on masonite, 22 × 18 inches. Courtesy John Good Gallery.

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

Two Photographs by Annette Lemieux
Annette Lemieux, Courting Death, sepia print, 27½ × 23 inches. Courtesy Cash Newhouse Gallery.

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

Monday Morning Early by Peter Nadin
Peter Nadin, Monday Morning Early, 1986, oil on canvas, 30 × 14½ inches.

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

Two Works by Saint Clair Cemin
Saint Clair Cemin, Logosimuli, 1984–1986, ink, 11 × 8½ inches. Courtesy Daniel Newburg Gallery.

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

Drawing by Robert Gober
Robert Gober, Untitled, 1986, pencil and latex on paper, 6⅜ x 8⅜ inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery.

Drawing by Robert Gober from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Drawing by Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 1947, grey-blue ink on paper, 10⅝ × 8¼ inches. Courtesy Robert Miller Gallery.

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

Untitled by James Wright
James Wright, Untitled, 1971, pencil and collage on paper, 29½ × 22 inches.

Drawing by James Wright for the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Untitled Cardboard Drawing by Daniel Mahoney
Daniel Mahoney, Untitled Cardboard Drawing, 1986, Japanese ink on paper, 7½ × 11½ inches.

Drawing by Daniel Mahoney for the Selected Similarities portfolio.

#7, St. Barts by Brice Marden
Brice Marden, #7, St. Barts, 1986, ink on paper, 16½ × 14¾ inches.

Drawing by Brice Marden from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Untitled by Robert Smithson
 Robert Smithson, Untitled, c.1961–63, gouache, photo, crayon, 24 × 26½ inches. Courtesy of the Estate of Robert Smithson and John Weber Gallery.

Drawing by Robert Smithson from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Determined Girl Holds up the Igloo House by Rhonda Wall
Rhonda Wall, Determined Girl Holds up the Igloo House, 1986, pen and ink, 11 × 14 inches.

Drawing by Rhonda Wall from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Riverside Drive 110th St. by Alice Neel
 Alice Neel, Riverside Drive and 110th St., 1954, ink and gouache, 29¼ × 22 inches. Courtesy of Robert Miller Gallery.

Drawing by Alice Neel from the Selected Similarities portfolio.

Untitled by Curtis Lee Fairley
Curtis Lee Fairley, Untitled, 1986, pencil on paper, 8 × 11inches.

Drawing by Curtis Lee Fairley from the Selected Similarities portfolio.