The biographer on writing about a complicated artist, with a peopled life.
“I don’t consider anything about my writing to be natural.”
Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.
This visual narrative, arranged into a scroll format for online viewing, is the first chapter of Tammy Nguyen’s fiction Primate City—a duet of artist books that draws upon a 1969 US military intelligence proposal to modernize Danang City.
Odyssey Works has an audience of one—and a book for the rest of us.
The art book has changed.
On John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
So I guess Ray Johnson could have been amateur—you know, like that person at karaoke who, as Barthes said, loves to love without the spirit of competition?
As someone who regularly buys unknown books because of their curious and enticing covers, the first thing I noticed about this publication is that it lacks an image.
Andrea Quaid on Alex Forman’s Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents.
As part of a new ongoing column, BOMBlog steps out on the town, or into an intimate party, to explore the inner lives and passions of New York City’s artists, writers, and creative professionals, be it food, fashion, or just pop culture. In this installment, writer Jennifer Rodriguez speaks to photographer Beowulf Sheehan, the man behind the camera for the New York Public Library’s beautiful book Know the Past, Find the Future.
Sarah Stolfa’s photography book challenges that comfort we have with photographs.