BOMB 22 Winter 1988
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.
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.
Director Gleb Panfilov talks with Liza Béar about his struggles with GOSKINO, the Soviet film committee, and his previously censored film Tema.
A conversation between Mike Kelley and Craig Gholson on the LA art scene. Part of Wade Saunder’s Los Angeles portfolio.
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.
Featuring the English stage, Allen Frame interviews Gary Stevens and Rose English in a diptych of an interview called the “British Theatre.”
When I looked in the bathroom mirror this morning, a crowd of people looked back.
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.
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.
Haven’t you done this?