BOMB 27 Spring 1989
“There’s nothing more annoying than walking down the street and seeing 4,000 guys with fucking baseball caps on. What do they hide their eyes for? If you look them straight in the eye, they turn their head.”
Despite death threats and religious edict, subversive novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie has won numerous awards and remains a prominent voice in global politics.
Channeling New York’s most notorious divas, Penny Arcade reveals the inspiration and connection she finds from her subjects.
Terry Kinney, a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, talks about his play, Brilliant Traces, and why he prefers acting over directing.
Painter Michael Tetherow discusses his view of the role of the abstract artist, the magical qualities he finds in certain aspects of nature, and the excitement of the “process of making.”
A fashion interview between designer Carmelo Pomodoro and Elizabeth Cannon.
What unites the work of Polly Apfelbaum, Bill Barrette, and Nancy Shaver is their incorporation of objects and images that have a history of prior use.
“If it’s a painting done by someone else that I’m using, it’s important that it be looked at as a painting, and in terms of the person who did it, and their imagination.”
Filmmaker Alexander Kluge delves into the cultural significance of film and television with Gary Indiana in this 1989 conversation. A series of Kluge’s films is currently screening at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.
“When objects dream, when we dream, things come together in strange ways, without surface logic.”
In a process of material and poetic interrogation, James Nares shares his practice, a return to origins, with Betsy Sussler.
Cooper’s book length prose poem, Safe, was published in 1984, but the real celebration comes now, with the appearance of his first novel, Closer, just out from Grove Press.
Stand and look up.
Much of her life, Catherine had been reading, sometimes taking her book to visit me in Heaven where it is cold and foggy and she must lie on the couch wrapped in a thick Canadian-Indian sweater and a reindeer skin.
After dinner Louise watches Jeopardy, while Helen reads the Star.
Uncountable miles from where any possible City of Gold might even now be sending out its fugitive gleams, but only two or three hundred yards from a tired church clock routinely bing-bonging the muffle of an advancing dusk, the self-dubbed Pilgrim and man-of-letters Sir Ronald Morston was engaged in what he called the refreshment of his soul.
C-Print, titled Imprese, from the series From Near and From Afar by Olivier Richon. This article is only available in print.
Two pencil and ink and ink drawings, titled Charm Study and Angel Babies, by William T. Wiley.
Instructions and agreement for an advertised painting to order by Lucio Pozzi.
Profile and portfolio of Mats Gustavson by David Seidner.
Acrylic painting on canvas, Plethora by Joseph Nechvetal.
Elenor Trifon gives a thorough account of her trip to Marseilles, augmenting her description of the weather patterns, cuisine, history, music, and art with whimsical details that bring her story to life.
Rector Gate, Battery Park City, stainless steel, bronze, granite, and electric lights, 1985–89; Mac Arthur Park Gate, Los Angeles, steel, aluminum, brass, zinc, concrete, and electric lights, 1985.
Drawing, with text titled Seated Figures and Two Poems respectively, by Jean Michel Basquiat. This article is only available in print.
Untitled sculpture and Cat Scan silkscreen and Xerox process print on Masa Japanese paper, edition of 25, by Steve Keister.