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Ethan Greenbaum by Andrianna Campbell
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“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 by Justin Hopper
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Gavin Turk on impersonating Elvis, Ford transit vans, and the problems of careful consumption.

Hal Foster’s The Art-Architecture Complex by Carlos Brillembourg
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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.

Michelle Segre by huma bhabha

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.

John O’Connor by Bruce Pearson
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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. 

Wacky Packages New New New by Nick Stillman
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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.

Popular Prints by Alvaro Barrios
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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. 

Scoring Warhol’s Screen Tests by Dean Wareham
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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 by Marcella Durand
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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.

John Torreano by Giovanni Rizzoli

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 by Saul Ostrow

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.

Joanne Greenbaum by Mary Heilmann
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I first visited Joanne Greenbaum’s studio about ten years ago because Cady Noland told me that I might like her work

Melissa Marks by Betsy Sussler
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Melissa Marks’s character Volitia cavorts through her drawings with the impudence of Nabokov’s Lolita and the sly pleasure of a cherub. 

Yayoi Kusama by Grady T. Turner
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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.

Charles Ray by Paul Dickerson
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Sculptors Charles Ray and Paul Dickerson go beyond studio talk in a peripatetic stroll through museums, lunch at the Carlyle and a cab ride.

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

James Rosenquist by Mary Ann Staniszewsk
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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.

Charles Henri Ford by Bruce Wolmer
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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.

Two Prints by Andy Warhol
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Two serigraphs from a portfolio of 10—Sitting Bull and General Custer from the Cowboys and Indians series by Andy Warhol.

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