“It’s nice when you can make connections in hindsight. Your life feels like chaos and then you realize that there are patterns.”
Gavin Turk on impersonating Elvis, Ford transit vans, and the problems of careful consumption.
Commodity fetishism or a city as art? Architect Richard Serra and others add to the panoply of voices in Hal Foster’s new collection of essays, The Art-Architecure Complex.
I have been fortunate to have such a relationship with Michelle Segre and her work—from collages of gangs of legs cut from comic book pages, gnawed alien-bone mobiles, and giant pieces of moldy bread and larger-than-life mushrooms recalling the soft sculptures of Claes Oldenburg, right up to her current work.
I was hooked on the pop-psychedelic appearance of John O’Connor’s drawings, all of which are generated by an array of different systems that are mind-boggling in their eccentricity and range.
A more brutal pop-art sensibility was taken up by the artists who designed the decals sold by the Topps Company’s Wacky Packs in the late ’60s.
The intention of the Popular Prints created by Colombian artist Alvaro Barrios is to reach—through an artistic act—the largest number of people possible.
Dean Wareham, of the revered Galaxie 500, Luna, and now Dean & Britta, on curating and scoring 13 Most Beautiful People, a new DVD of Warhol Screen Tests.
Joyce Pensato starts with the most iconic cartoon figures—Mickey, Minnie, Daffy, Krazy, Stan, and Homer—but her representations of them couldn’t be further from their usual plastic media.
The work of John Torreano is inspired by experiences of the American ’60s and ’70s. His early works consist of nudes, in a Pop sort of way.
Michael Goldberg (1924–2007) was BOMB’s most knowledgeable and discerning editor, one of America’s greatest painters, and one of our very dearest friends.
I first visited Joanne Greenbaum’s studio about ten years ago because Cady Noland told me that I might like her work
Melissa Marks’s character Volitia cavorts through her drawings with the impudence of Nabokov’s Lolita and the sly pleasure of a cherub.
Until her 1998 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, artist Yayoi Kusama was one of the art world’s best kept secrets. Her infinity nets, phallic sculptures, and nude performances influenced Cornell, Oldenburg, and Warhol.
Sculptors Charles Ray and Paul Dickerson go beyond studio talk in a peripatetic stroll through museums, lunch at the Carlyle and a cab ride.
Richard Whelan interviews painter Dona Nelson about her fifth New York solo exhibition. Nelson discusses her experience as a woman in the male dominated world of painting.
Chair and ottoman set by Roy Lichtenstein. This piece appears in the portfolio Furniture Designed by Artists, curated by Ursula Helman.
James Rosenquist, one of the key American Pop Artists, has been making and showing his paintings for several decades. His early ’60s work, like that of Warhol and Lichtenstein, provides a seductive but critical mirror image of the mass media.
Famed writer, editor, filmmaker, and publisher Charles Henri Ford speaks of his early years in Paris, his theory of collage, and how he came to obtain a nude photograph of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith.