BOMB 29 Fall 1989

029 Fall 1989
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Interviews
Christopher Guest by Lynn Geller
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“I have been in meetings where people have said things that were so unbelievably stupid, so much more stupid than what appears in the film, that you couldn’t put them in a film because no one would believe it.”

John Heys by Allen Frame
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“I was in the first Palm Revue with a group of about 30 people, including Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Alexis Del Lago—some of the legends produced and directed by Sheyla Baykal. We packed them in. One night Diana Vreeland brought Cecil Beaton and they just barely got in the back door. It was a big show—music, dancing, comedy, tableaux, solo spots.”

Ketan Mehta by Ameena Meer
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“The power of cinema lies in its ability to cut across social barriers. That’s what we’ve been trying to do. Literacy is not necessary—the upper classes should not be the guides for you to understand and appreciate a film. It has to be direct human contact. It can communicate with the psyche.”

Kevin Spacey by Amos Poe
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“I was always performing, but never with intent. I was loitering with intent.”

Marvin Heiferman by Saul Ostrow
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“Maybe there shouldn’t be any difference between how one looks at art and how one looks at anything else?” And I work on that premise. If it’s interesting, it’s interesting.”

Bharati Mukherjee by Ameena Meer
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“For me, and perhaps for other immigrant writers, there’s a death and a series of rebirths. It’s very painful and traumatic letting go of the old self.”

Maureen Connor by Amanda Means
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“When you really start to think about what your organs look like and what would happen if your skin were ripped off or your chest were opened up and you looked inside, it’s not something you want to identify with, but something you want to distance yourself from.”

Deborah Eisenberg by Craig Lucas
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“That to me is what writing is—to try and strip away the layers.”

Hillary Johnson by Patrick McGrath
Kazuo Ishiguro by Graham Swift
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“Memory is this terribly treacherous terrain, the very ambiguities of memory go to feed self-deception. And so quite often, we have situations where the license of the person to keep inventing versions of what happened in the past is rapidly beginning to run out. The results of one’s life, the accountability of one’s life is beginning to catch up.”

Robert Gober by Craig Gholson
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“The Church was a very sick place. The Church that I knew was an extremely hypocritical institution. That might be where I got my initial inspiration of perversity, growing up within the Catholic Church.”

Isaac Mizrahi by Elizabeth Cannon
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“I love a strapless dress that makes you look voluptuous. It’s an art form.”

First Proof
Tinian by Charlie Smith
​David Ortins

I won’t be young forever, he said to himself one afternoon as he crossed the sunlit yard past the apple trees in which unpruned suckers stood up on the branches like witches wands and entered the woods.

The Robbery by Deborah Eisenberg
Guppies by Kelvin Christopher James
Jeff Perrone, Perfuming the Sultan's Bed Chamber, 1988, glazed earthenware, four parts, 10¼ × 16 × 5 inches. Courtesy of Charles Cowles Gallery.

The intercom’s blast, big and commanding, woke Natty. “Y’d think there’s a fuckin’ fire somewhere,” he thought irritatedly.

Three Poems by Ruth Danon
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Arctic

The purity of intention remains

Three Poems by Thomas Bolt
​Liz Larner

Trainyard at Noon

Platforms sag and buckle where tall weeds

More
Chair by James Raglione
James Raglione, Chair, 1989, copper plumbing pipes. Courtesy of Anne Plumb Gallery. Photo by Jim Raglione.

Chair made from copper plumbing pipes, Chair by James Raglione. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Perfuming the Sultan’s Bed Chamber by Jeff Perrone
Jeff Perrone, Perfuming the Sultan's Bed Chamber, 1988, glazed earthenware, four parts, 10¼ × 16 × 5 inches. Courtesy of Charles Cowles Gallery.

Glazed earthenware piece, Perfuming the Sultan’s Bed Chamber by Jeff Perrone.

Couch by John Chamberlain
John Chamberlain, Couch, 1970–71, urethane foam, parachute, and canvas. Prototype courtesy of A/D.

Couch, by John Chamberlain, made from urethane foam, a parachute and canvas. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

troubled by Laurie Parsons
Laurie Parsons, troubled, (detail) 1989, mixed media, variable dimensions. Inset, Installation Shot, Galerie Rolf Ricke, 1987. Courtesy of Lorence Monk.

Installation, troubled, by Laurie Parsons and installation shot at Galerie Rolf Ricke.

Corner Basher by Liz Larner
​Liz Larner

Stainless steel sculpture with electric motor and speed control, Corner Basher by Liz Larner.

Untitled Painting by Michael Scott
Mike Scott, Untitled, 1989. Courtesy of Tony Shafrazi Gallery.

Untitled by Mike Scott.

Star Trek, Neo-Geo: The Next Generation by Steve DiBenedetto

Portfolio curated by Olivier Mosset.

Floor Lamp with Palm Lake by Bryan Hunt
 Bryan Hunt, Floor Lamp with Palm Lake, 1986, (edition of 20 + 4 ap), welded steel, perforated sheet of copper, cast bronze, and electrical fixture, 58½ × 22½ × 17 inches. Courtesy of Blum Helman.

Floor lamp made from welded steel, a perforated sheet of copper, cast bronze, and an electrical fixture. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Cairene by Paul Mogensen
Paul Mogensen, Cairene, 1988–89, copper (unique), 35 × 57½ × 17½ inches. Photo by Zeidman. Courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery.

Copper bench by Paul Mogensen. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Two Works by Cady Noland
Cady Noland, Anguish, 1988. Courtesy of American Fine Art.

Anguish and Basket of Action by Cady Noland.

Hanukkah Lamp by R. M. Fischer
R. M. Fischer, Hanukkah Lamp, 1984, (edition of 25) brass, steel, plastic, electric lights, 14 × 12 × 3¾ inches.

Brass, steel, and plastic electric menorah by R. M. Fischer. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Diningroom Table and Chair by David Deutsch
David Deutsch, Diningroom Table, plywood, 1983, 29 × 51½ × 106 inches. Photo © Amanda Means, 1989.

Table and chair made from plywood, Diningroom Table and Chair by David Deutsch. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Sofa Parzival by Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson, Sofa Parzival (edition of nine), 1987, maple and stainless steel, 34½ × 81½ × 27⅜ inches. Photo © 1989 by Ken Schles. Courtesy of A/D.

Maple and stainless steel chaise longue, Sofa Parzival by Robert Wilson. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Untitled by David Ortins
​David Ortins

Oil and beeswax on wood panel painting of two conjoined stars of David, Untitled by David Ortins.

Chair and Ottoman by Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein, Brushstroke Chair and Ottoman, 1988, painted wood, Chair, 70¾ × 17¾ × 24 inches; Ottoman, 23 × 20⅓ × 16½ inches. Courtesy of Leo Castelli.

Chair and ottoman set by Roy Lichtenstein. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

David Seidner by Betsy Sussler
Self-Portrait of David Seidner in black and white, 1989.

Four photographs, Self-PortraitCelina Fischer Von CzettritzVioleta SanchezUntitled and Betty Lago—Azzedine Alaia by David Seidner. Portfolio remarks by Betsy Sussler.

Freeze by ​Steve DiBenedetto
Steve DiBenedetto, Freeze, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 108 × 36 inches. Courtesy Lorence Monk Gallery.

Acrylic on canvas painting, Freeze by Steve DiBenedetto.

Desk Set by Donald Judd
Donald Judd, Desk Set, 1982, fir with clear matte varnish. Desk: 30 × 48 × 33 inches; Chair: 30 × 15 × 15 inches each. Courtesy Paula Cooper.

Fir wood desk with clear matte varnish, Desk Set by Donald Judd. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Untitled (Stockade) by Steven Parrino
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Untitled (Stockade), acrylic on canvas, by Steven Parrino.

Samoa by Forrest Myers
Forrest Myers, Samoa, Hammock, 1988, corten steel, cadmium plated wire painted black, 61 inches × 16 feet x 15 feet. Courtesy of Arte and Industrie.

Hammock made from painted corten steel and cadmium plated wire, Samoa by Forrest Myers. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.

Domestic Abstractions by Tony Tasset
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Two framed animal hides, both titled Domestic Abstraction by Tony Tasset.

You’re Seeing Less Than Half The Picture by Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls.

Social statement by Guerrilla Girls, the “conscience of the art world.”

Furniture Designed by Artists by Ursula Helman

Section titled “Furniture Designed by Artists,” curated by Ursula Helman featuring furniture works by Forrest Myers, James Raglione, Paul Mogenson, and Donald Judd among others.