BOMB 24 Summer 1988

024 Summer 1988
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Interviews
John Patrick Shanley by Craig Gholson
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The creator of Moonstruck and Five Corners emphatically shares his maxims with Craig Gholson.

Sandra Bernhard by Gary Indiana
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Sandra Bernhard collaborated with John Boskovitch to write her 1988 show Without You I’m Nothing. Sandra was inspired to develop material after two years traveling on the road with John and the outrageous situations they encountered.

Gregor Von Rezzori  by Bruce Wolmer
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German novelist Gregor Von Rezzori on his masterpiece, The Death of My Brother Abel, the decline of postwar Europe, and the insurmountable influence of Nabokov.

Richard Prince by Marvin Heiferman
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A look back to nearly twenty years ago, as Richard Prince discusses the jokes, cartoons and gangs that populate a lifetime of work, with Marvin Heiferman.

The Round Table Project: Part II by Saul Ostrow
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The second installment of a round table discussion on ideas of utopia and modernity in painting.

First Proof
Four Poems by Roberto Sosa
​Georges Rousse

Urgent

This afternoon a child, not even two years old,

Three Poems by Roque Dalton

El Mar
for Tati, Meri, Margarita, with whom I rode a wave …

The Dogs by Burt Barr
​Stephen Mueller

During the summer when the weather had become most oppressive in the city, I received an offer to spend a month away, not far from the ocean; a couple I had met some months before, phoned one afternoon, a day so hot that I could do nothing except sit, and ride out the heat. 

Four Poems by Claribel Alegría
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Mortally Wounded

When I woke up

The Simplest Thing by Cookie Mueller

Floating on Confidence Lake, on a queen sized inflatable rubber pancake kind of thing, was Molly, the woman who lately had been thinking of herself as a joke. She almost was, but in this setting who was around to laugh?

Two Poems by Daniel Flores y Ascencio
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Homosapiens

My contradictions 

Come neither from desperation

Shadow of Angels by Gary Indiana
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In April he gave me two pictures that later acquired a mild notoriety.

Seven Poems by Henrik Ibsen
Twisted Intentions by Lynne Tillman

LONDON: I stare at the wallpaper in my hotel room. 

Paulie Is Born by Michael Greenberg
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Dear Reader:

I know there has been much speculation on the strange circumstance of my birth, about which many myths have been told.

More
Eagle Mound Earthworks, Newark, Ohio by Suzanne Williamson
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Eagle Mound Earthworks, Newark, Ohio, 1985, by Suzanne Williamson.

Elizabeth Cannon by Taro Suzuki
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Mixed-media piece, Elizabeth Cannon by Taro Suzuki—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.

Untitled by ​William Anastasi
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Untitled photomural with graphite and white correction fluid by William Anastasi.

Two Photographs by Adam Fuss
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Playing on the Girls’ Team by Katherine Kreisher
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Photograph, Playing on the Girls’ Team by Katherine Kreisher.

Untitled Photograph by Barbara Ess
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Standard Wait (silent C for MD) by Alan Scarritt
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John Galliano by Lynda Benglis
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Silver necklace by Lynda Benglis and model Patti Stoker—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.

Christian Lacroix by Billy Sullivan
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Classroom  by Lynne Cohen
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Silver-print photograph, Classroom by Lynne Cohen.

Artists Choose Designers by Elizabeth Cannon

Historically, designers have often been inspired by artists in their use of design, form, imagery and color palette. What happens when the artist uses the work of the designer as inspiration and starting point for a work of art? 

Azzedine Alaïa by ​David Walter McDermott & Peter McGough
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Sally Beers (Umbrella Raincoat) and Yorke & Cole by Ray Smith
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Painting inspired by Sally Beers and Yorke & Cole by Ray Smith—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.

Cristobal Balenciaga by David Seidner
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Fallingwater by Dennis Adams
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Yohiji Yamatoto by Robert Longo & Frank Okenfels
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Yohiji Yamatoto by Robert Longo with Frank Okenfels—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.

Sixth Leaf by Sokhi Wagner
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Construction of steel rods and photo paper, Sixth Leaf by Sokhi Wagner.

Embrasure II by Georges Rousse
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Cibachrome and aluminum sculpture, Embrasure II by Georges Rousse.

David Mark Winfield by Susan Grayson
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A set of stop-motion photographs capture a full swing taken by baseball star Dave Winfield, David Mark Winfield by Susan Grayson.

Isaac Mizrahi, #104, 605, 200 (1988) by Suzan Etkin
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Isaac Mizrahi, #104, 605, 200 (1988) by Suzan Etkin—from the Artists Choose Designers portfolio, where nine New York artists interpret the work of nine fashion designers.

Kitchen Window with Corrall by James Casebere
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Silverprint, Kitchen Window with Corrall by James Casebere.

Charge II by Jane Dickson
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Painting by Jane Dickson.