BOMB 20 Summer 1987
Duane Michals moves beyond representation and reproduction in his photography, and instead “writes” with his art. He explains the importance of constantly redefining the medium to fellow photographer David Seidner.
Mona Simpson’s first novel, Anywhere But Here, explores the complicated relationship of a mother and daughter as they go in search of their own strangely American dreams.
Though he is anxious to shirk the labels bestowed upon him by critics and fans alike, Steve Erickson’s surreal prose has been compared to the work of Pynchon and Márquez. He talks to James Mx Lane after the publication of his novel Rubicon Beach.
Seven “Short Talks” on topics such as Chromo-luminarism, Major and Minor, Geisha, Vicuñas, Trout, The Rules of Perspective, and Homo Sapiens by Anne Carson.
What do you do with your private routines?
Crowded blocks of retail markets and one-room shops, then a passage of high cross-shaped public housing flats.
Money makes the world go round!
The world go round!
It Was Years
All the way in on the train she thought
Two photographs of bodybuilders, one taken circa 1955 and the other circa 1987, by Bruce of Los Angeles from the Body Pictures portfolio.
Two photographs, Caroline Ellen and Adelle Lutz, by David Seidner.
Untitled photograph by Donna Francis from the Body Pictures portfolio.
Four portrait photographs of diner patrons, Dine East, by Ellen Jaffe. from the Body Pictures portfolio.
Photograph of a woman and her teddy bear, Together Again, by Gerard Malanga.
Two untitled photographs, Untitled (Number Forty) and Untitled (Number Twenty-Eight), by Amanda Means.
Photograph of police restraining rowdy onlookers during a prize giving to President Sengh of Senegal in 1969, Frankfurt by Angela Neúke.
Portrait photograph of a Peruvian Indian, Checacupe, Peru, 1987, by Aristos Marcopoulos from the Body Pictures portfolio.
Photograph of a painter in her studio, Young Painter in Greenwich Village, by Berenice Abbott from Greenwich Village Today and Yesterday by Abbott and Henry W. Lainer published in 1949.
Series of color polaroids of the photographer, Self Portraits from the series For Whom the Bell’s Told, by Bruce Cratsley.