Josef Albers On Squares and the Nature of Expression

@ the Estate of Josef Albers “I still like to believe that the square is a human invention. And that tickles me. So when I have a preference for it then I can only say excuse me.” – Josef Albers An interview of Josef Albers conducted 1968 June 22-July 5, by Sevim Fesci EVIM FESCI: […]

Brassai Interviews Pablo Picasso: An excerpt from ‘Conversations with Picasso’

Girl Before A Mirror by Pablo Picasso “People are always asking me to sign my old canvases. It’s ridiculous!” – Picasso An excerpt from Conversations with Picasso by Brassaï Wednesday 20 October 1943 The table, only yesterday covered with dust, is completely clean. Catalogs, brochures, books, and letters have been carefully dusted and even arranged by size […]

Richard Prince and Damien Hirst. A Conversation. (2009)

“The fact that de Kooning would disappear, fall down and black out for a couple of days gave me bad memories… I was just in Tribeca the other day trying to explain to someone that in 1975 there was nothing there except burned out buildings…” – Richard Prince   Richard Prince: Do you have any […]

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty Glossy/Dangerous

 Blue Poles, 2007. Enamel on metal, 60 x 72 inches   Medusa was in various forms of legend alternately beautiful and hideous; a telling difference, in that it suggests either extreme is equally liable to turn a man to stone.   The words Pretty/Dirty, the title of Marilyn Minter’s current exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum […]

The Last Francis Bacon Interview – On Violence, Meat and Photography

“We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death.”   Excerpts from Francis Bacon: I Painted to be Loved Interview by Francis Giacobetti conducted on February 1992, published in The Art Newspaper, no. 137, […]

Nothing But Indifference to Harmony Korine’s ‘Raiders’ at Gagosian Gallery

Perhaps we’re just to take it on good faith or past merit that the artworks in Raiders are somehow quality by association.   By Michelle France, ASX, January 2015 Harmony Korine Raiders Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills January 10—February 14, 2015 Walking into the new Harmony Korine show at Gagosian, my reaction is an unexpected one: […]

Ed Ruscha on Studio Life, Domestic Life and Its Tax on the Creative Drive

Dirty Baby, 1977, Graphite and acrylic paint on paper   “I couldn’t mix the domestic life and the free form life, I just couldn’t. They’re sort of difficult to mix.”   MR. RUSCHA: There was one period when I moved to Pasadena. I had a studio at 60 West Colorado Boulevard that was about 20,000 […]

Inside Andy Warhol – An Interview (1966)

Liz, 1965 @ Andy Warhol Estate  A few minutes after we arrived, the silver door to the Factory opened and Andy Warhol stepped in to offer us an inanimate handshake. Inside Andy Warhol By Sterling McIlhenny and Peter Ray The following interview with Andy Warhol appeared in the men’s magazine, Cavalier, in 1966. To conduct […]

INTERVIEW: Meet Gottfried Helnwein (2008)

Untitled, 2005, mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas),192 x 249 cm / 75″ x 98″ By Stefan Jermann, originally published in Truce Magazine, 2008 My stomach churns; I’m feeling excited – not exactly nervous, but psyched. I’m driving along narrow lanes, through a bleak and lonely area, looking for a grand castle. Suddenly, just […]