BOMB 22 Winter 1988

022 Winter 1988
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Robert Mapplethorpe by Gary Indiana
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A discussion between long-time BOMB contributor Gary Indiana and the late Robert Mapplethorpe on the New York art scene of the late 1980s and the difficulties of intimacy, comfort and eroticism in photography and portraiture.

Brice Marden by Saul Ostrow
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Hailed by the New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl as “the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades,” Marden began his career under the tutelage of Robert Rauschenberg and went on to teach seminal artists Richard Serra and Chuck Close.

Gleb Panfilov: Beyond the Frame of the Permissible by Liza Béar
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Director Gleb Panfilov talks with Liza Béar about his struggles with GOSKINO, the Soviet film committee, and his previously censored film Tema.

Los Angeles by Craig Gholson
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A conversation between Mike Kelley and Craig Gholson on the LA art scene. Part of Wade Saunder’s Los Angeles portfolio.

Nancy Lemann by Betsy Sussler
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Novelist Nancy Lemann crafts languorous Louisiana dramas in her two books, Lives of the Saints, and The Ritz of the Bayou. Here, she discusses being a Jew in the south, the future of her characters, and the lingering memory of the Civil War.

British Theatre: Gary Stevens by Allen Frame
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Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”

British Theatre: Rose English by Craig Gholson
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Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”

First Proof
Vacation by Ameena Meer
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When I looked in the bathroom mirror this morning, a crowd of people looked back. 

Five Portraits of Hannah Burden by Bradford Morrow
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The train ground to a halt, wheels screeching on the blue tracks, mad squeal of metal moving against metal, track stubborn, wheels locked. The slide terminated after a buck, in a stall, a hiss, an utter calm.

Love Isn’t Living, Life Doesn’t Live by Gary Indiana
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One afternoon when I had cleared away every distraction, mailed out the phone bill and the rent check, written letters to Europe, tidied up my desk, and settled down at last to work on Burma, after weeks of inactivity, Victor called. 

The Sleeping Pills of the World (From the Desk of Bonnie Silvers) by Harry Kondoleon
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Haven’t you done this?

Blood Disease by Patrick McGrath

This is probably how it happened: William Clack-Herman, the anthropologist (popularly known as ‘Congo Bill’) was doing field research on the kinship systems of the pygmies of the equatorial rain forest. 

Assume The Position by Mitchell Syrop
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X-Ray Rooms by Karen Carson
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Two Drawings by Myron Stout
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Pair Object II by Roni Horn
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Los Angeles by Wade Saunders
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All Through The Night by Candace Allenson & Robert McElroy
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The Bells of Hell Go Tingas-Ling-Ling-A-Ling by David Wilson
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Sands of Time by Ed Ruscha
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The Santa Maria by Chris Burden
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Backgrounds by Dana Duff
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Selbstportrait by Harry Kondoleon
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A Star by Ellen Phelan
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Cross Disc by Holt Quentel
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From The Mirror Series by John Knight
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Stick Spiral Wood by Meg Webster
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Untitled Work by Diane Bucker
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Untitled by Tim Ebner
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Cinderella Story by Alexis Smith
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Potpurri by Luciano Perna
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Two Sculptures by Peter Shelton
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Viral Research by Charles Ray
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When Conscience Will Be Replaced in Intuition by Lari Pittman
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