BOMB 19 Spring 1987

019 Spring 1987
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Interviews
Willem Dafoe by Louis Morra
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Willem Dafoe discusses the Wooster Group, Platoon, and the reasons he works in both theater and film.

Janet Hobhouse by Bruce Wolmer
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Janet Hobhouse discusses her various books with Bruce Wolmer — NovemberDancing in the Dark and Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein—and the differences between “American” and “English” writing.

Ross Bleckner by Aimee Rankin
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Artist and writer Aimee Rankin examines the confrontation with mortality that resides in Ross Bleckner’s work and the connection between paintings and trophies.

First Proof
Four Poems by Cheri Fein

Lucretia

Here is what I learned about you last night:

Burmese Days by Gary Indiana
Aimee Rankin, Separation from Theatre of Love Series, 1984, mixed media assemblage in a box, 20 × 24 × 24 inches. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery.

Who knows what hearts and souls have in them?

Three Short Stories by Jim Carroll

Robert Smithson Does Some Impressive Talking to an Idiot Who Just Trailed a Beam of Light

Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker

This is what Abhor, who’s my partner and part robot, told me was her childhood:

Infra-Red by Kimiko Hahn
Thom Cooney Crawford, 4.23.85, 1985, oil on canvas, 52 × 36 inches. Courtesy of M-13 Gallery.

Paints are ineffective against heat emission, the principal sources of thermal infra-red signals.
The History of Camouflage, Guy Hartcup, p. 145.

Haunted Houses by Lynne Tillman
Alice Stepanek and Steven Maslin, Untilted, 1986, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Daniel Newburg Gallery.

Her father liked to scare her. He knew she adored him.

More
Köln by Saul Ostrow
Hubert Kiecol, Black Drawing, 1986, charcoal on paper. Stair with Base, 1986, cement. Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler.

A portfolio of artists’ works curated and introduced by Saul Ostrow.

Spirale by Sigmar Polke
Sigmar Polke, Spirale, 1986, oil, lacquer, and fabric, 70¾ × 118 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Michael Werner.

Oil and lacquer on fabric, Untitled, by Sigmar Polke. Part of the Köln portfolio.

St. EOM by Tom Patterson
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Eddie Owens Martin led a bizarre life as an artist, hustler, fortune teller, architect, and religious visionary. His most remarkable artistic endeavor was re-inventing himself as St. EOM.

Something Different by Stephen Ellis
Gerhard Richter, No. 617 (Meditation), 1986, oil on canvas, 126 × 157½ inches. Courtesy of Martin Goodman and Sperone Westwater.

A piece on European art and its sensibility, titled Something Different, by Stephen Ellis.

4.23.85 by Thom Cooney Crawford
Thom Cooney Crawford, 4.23.85, 1985, oil on canvas, 52 × 36 inches. Courtesy of M-13 Gallery.

Oil painting on canvas, titled 4.23.85, by Thom Cooney Crawford. 

Grope Kiste by Thomas Virnich
Thomas Virnich, Grope Kiste, 1981–3, mixed media, 5¼ x 3½ inches. Courtesy of Galerie Reckermann.

Two views of mixed media sculpture Grope Kiste, 1981–3. Part of the Köln portfolio.

o.T. by Udo Lefin

Lacquer painting on wood, titled o.T., by Udo Lefin. Part of the Köln portfolio.

Untitled by Alice Stepanek
Alice Stepanek and Steven Maslin, Untilted, 1986, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Daniel Newburg Gallery.

Untitled oil on canvas painting by Alice Stepanek and Steven Maslin.

The Equinox by April Gornik
 April Gornik, The Equinox, 1987, oil on linen, 74 × 103 inches. Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery.

Oil on linen painting, titled The Equinox, by April Gornik.

Rheinishes Totem bet by Felix Dröese
 Felix Dröese, Rheinishes Totem bet, 1983, cardboard, acrylic, string, varnish, 118 × 110 inches. Courtesy of Rudolph Zwerner.

Cardboard, acrylic, string, and varnish, titled Rheinishes Totem bet, by Felix Dröese. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Two Paintings by Gandy Brodie
 Gandy Brodie, Anemonies in Rusted Can, 1975, oil on canvas, 25½ × 19 inches. Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery.

Two oil on canvas paintings, titled African Sculpture in Lower Manhattan, circa 1965 and Anemonies in Rusted Can, 1975 by Gandy Brodie. 

No. 617 (Meditation) by Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter, No. 617 (Meditation), 1986, oil on canvas, 126 × 157½ inches. Courtesy of Martin Goodman and Sperone Westwater.

Oil on canvas painting, titled No. 617 (Meditation), by Gerhard Richter. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

German speaking peaks “Muttler” by Georg Herold
 Georg Herold, German speaking peaks "Muttler," 1985, wire and underwear, 20 × 15¾ × 15¾ inches. Courtesy of Gallery Max Hetzler.

Wire and underwear sculpture, titled German speaking peaks “Muttler” by Georg Herold. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Four Photographs by Gunther Forg
Gunther Forg, Colonia 28 Ottobre, Marina di Massa, 1986, black and white photograph, 71 × 47 inches. Courtesy of Luhring Augustine & Hodes Gallery.

Three photographs, titled Colonia 28 OttobreMarina di MassaColonia Marina di ChiavariColonia Marina Calembrone by Gunther Forg, and an installation shot of his work. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Three Works by Hanno Otten
Hanno Otten, Portrait of Robert Capa, 1986, 78¾ × 51inches. Courtesy of Tanja Grunert.

Three pieces, titled Portrait of Robert CapaGirder Pictures, and 7 Romain du Kirche, St. Sereon, by Hanno Otten. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Two Works by Hubert Kiecol

Two works by Hubert Kiecol—Black Drawing, charcoal on paper; and sculpture Stair with Base, cement. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Church by ​Isa Genzken
Isa Genzken, Church, 1986, cement, plaster and wood, 15 x 35⅘ x 54¼ inches. Courtesy of Conrad Fischer Gallery.

Cement, plaster, and wood sculpture, titled Church, by Isa Genzken with installation shot. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Druid Deja-Vu by Jamie Dalglish
Jamie Dalglish, Druid Deja-Vu, 1986, acrylic and mixed media on linen, 60 × 84 inches. Courtesy of Braathen Gallery.

Mixed media painting, titled Druid Deja-Vu, by Jamie Dalglish.

Untitled Painting by Leonard Bullock

Untitled oil on wood painting, by Leonard Bullock. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Two Paintings by Mimi Thompson
Mimi Thompson, Norway, 1987, ink on paper, 17 × 19 inches.

Two ink and crayon works on paper by Mimi Thompson, titled Norway and Lady in a Hat, by Mimi Thompson.

Two Paintings by Nicholas Maffei
Nicholas Maffei, Black Nebula, 1984–5, oil on mahogany plywood, 36 × 24 inches. Courtesy of Beitzel Fine Arts Inc.

Two oil paintings—White Nebula on baltic birch and Black Nebula on mahogany plywood, by Nicholas Maffei.

Ohne Titel (Totem) by Blinky Palermo
Blinky Palermo, Ohne Titel (Totem), 1964, casein on canvas over wood, 11½ × 10⅗ × 1¾ inches.

Casseine on canvas over wood, titled Ohne Titel (Totem), by Blinky Palermo, 1964. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Two Prints by Rayberry
Rayberry, The Earth is Halfway Between Light and Dark, 1986, mezzotint on copper, 18 × 12 inches.

Two works by Rayberry—Life’s Charges, linoleum block and The Earth is Halfway Between Light and Dark, mezzotint on copper.

Two Paintings by Robin Winters
Robin Winters, Life Full of Holes, oil on canvas, 72 × 60 inches. Courtesy of Michael Klein.

Two paintings by Robin Winters—Life Full of Holes, oil on canvas and Block Party, mixed media on paper. 

Separation by Aimee Rankin
Aimee Rankin, Separation from Theatre of Love Series, 1984, mixed media assemblage in a box, 20 × 24 × 24 inches. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery.

Mixed media assemblage in a box, titled Separation, from the Theatre of Love Series, by Aimee Rankin.

Im Zeitalter der Kopein und Kopisten (In the Age of the Copier and the Copiest) by Rolf Walz

Acrylic, gouache, and oil on canvas, titled Im Zeitalter der Kopein und Kopisten (In the Age of the Copier and the Copiest), by Rolf Walz. Part of the Köln portfolio. 

Two Paintings by Alexis Rockman
Alexis Rockman, Dr. Calamari, 1986, oil on canvas, 38 x 25 inches.

Two oil on canvas paintings, titled Dr. Calamari and Three Stages, by Alexis Rockman.

Untitled by Rosemarie Trockel
Rosemarie Trockel, Untitled, 1986, wrought iron, glass, cast iron, 57 × 63 × 11¾ inches. Courtesy of Barbara Gladstone Gallery. From the collection of Arthur and Carol Goldberg.

Untitled wrought iron, glass, and cast iron sculpture by Rosemarie Trockel. Part of the Köln portfolio.