ART / Conversation

In early 1990s rural Mississippi, Levon Brooks was arrested for murdering a three-year-old girl and sentenced to life in prison. A few years later, ... More

Levon and Kennedy:

Mississippi Innocence Project

What began as a fascination with remote, rural communities, necessarily evolved into a greater conversation about modernization and tradition for documentary photographer Winfried Bullinger. ... More

Winfried Bullinger

Interview by Lia Marie Hillers

German photojournalist Corinna Kern is interested in the fringe groups of society, those outside the Westernized norm. Her subjects are often marginalized in view ... More

Corinna Kern

Female Maskers

With a predilection for capturing documentary moments, German filmmaker and photographer Kirstin Schmitt explores her adopted city of Havana with a camera and few ... More

KIRSTIN SCHMITT

Waiting for the Candymen

One day in 2012, I went to the beach with friends completely forgetting I had a casting for Stussy Japan. I turned up in ... More

Valerie Phillips

Interview by Stazia Lindes

When my grandmother turned 90 this year, our family created a tributary artwork that incorporated various symbols she uses in her body of work. ... More

Betye Saar

Interview by Sola Agustsson

When Bob Zahn showed me his latest project, American Gothic II, a fine art photography collection of Slab City, I looked at him and ... More

American Gothic II

Portfolio by Bob Zahn

I met Chicago-born artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn in 2013 and have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of exhibitions. I ... More

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Interview by Dexter Wimberly

In his newest series, Cathedral of the Pines, photographer Gregory Crewdson returns to his home in rural Massachusetts to stage elaborate interior and exterior ... More

Gregory Crewdson

Interview by Matthew Weiner

Los Angeles-born and raised artist Ariana Papademetropoulos paints from found, vintage images which she manipulates and renders large, ornate and vibrant. In her newest ... More

Ariana Papademetropoulos

Interview by Ariel Pink

Known for his ever-evolving approach to painting, sculptural installation and photography, Bronx-born artist Kori Newkirk uninhibitedly explores cultural identity, black history and individual experience. ... More

Kori Newkirk

Interview by Christine Y. Kim

Catherine Opie’s work ranges from self-portraiture to landscape photography, often investigating identity through portraits of social groups including the LGBT community, surfers and high ... More

Catherine Opie

The Art of Philanthropy

Elena Stonaker is a rare bird whose works of art are stunning, inspiring and gloriously strange. The first time I saw something she made, ... More

Elena Stonaker

Interview by Becky Stark

I’ve always avoided getting too close with my neighbors. It’s an unspoken rule in NYC: keep to yourself but always be companionable. The ones ... More

Graeme Mitchell

Interview by Jay Batlle

Artist Charlie White investigates American excess, identity and desire through stylized film and photography. His photographs capture the tension between perception and desire in ... More

Charlie White

Interview by Ali Subotnick

Jennifer Howell is the founder of The Art of Elysium, an organisation which works to make art a catalyst for social change by bringing ... More

Jennifer Howell

The Art of Elysium

Allan’s a weird cat and an amazing story teller, and I’ve had the privilege of being his friend for over two decades. He always ... More

Allan MacDonell

Interview by Buzz Osborne

Jordan Sullivan’s exhibition of over 300 photographs and collages coincides with the publication of “An Island in the Moon,” a small edition photobook published ... More

Jordan Sullivan

Interview by Myles Haselhorst

The experience of Jason McLean’s work is like following a train of thought back to its root. Where did it start? Where did it ... More

Jason McLean

Interview with Ryan Sluggett

Tabitha Soren: Do you remember the first portrait you ever took, or maybe the first time you attempted to take a serious picture, an ... More

Katy Grannan

Interview by Tabitha Soren

In the spring of 2004, Gerhard Steidl, the German publisher came to LA to work with my brother Ed Ruscha on a book project ... More

Mona Kuhn

Interview by Paul Ruscha

There is a middle ground between our fantasy of fame and life as it exists, one that is strange and lonesome but full of ... More

Simone Lueck

Interview by Danny Jauregui

A classic picture of Bunny Yeager, Queen of the Pinup Photographers, shows the late legend propped seductively, if a little precariously, on a bar ... More

Bettie Page
Queen of Curves

Interview by Barney McDonald

These photographs by Whitney Hubbs for Issue Magazine came about following her solo exhibition “The Song Itself Is Already A Skip” at M+B Gallery ... More

Whitney Hubbs

Interview by Lucas Blalock

Sonny Ruscha Granade: Do you remember the moment when you officially decided to become an artist? Was there an “ah-ha” moment or did it ... More

Fay Ray

Interview by Sonny Ruscha

Some people seem to have found their vocation simply by listening to the ring of their own name—a human onomatopoeia of name and being. ... More

Wes Lang

Interview & studio visit

It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . that some of our most interesting conversations happen in the privacy of our iPhones. Gordon ... More

Gordon Holden

Texting conversation

The Work of James Georgopoulos is confronting to say the least. When I visited him in his Los Angeles studio space I was greeted ... More

James Georgopoulos

by Joe McKee

Over the past seven or so years that she’s been ‘on the scene,’ I sometimes get the feeling that what Lisa Williamson is really ... More

Lisa Williamson

by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

Kevin Appel: I want to start by asking you if you can name a moment or something that you saw that was pivotal in ... More

Alison O'Daniel

Interview by Kevin Appel

I first met Luckey under the space needle in Seattle, Wa. At the time he was playing bass with Devendra Banhart, one of his ... More

Luckey Remington

by Adarsha Benjamin

Former member of the legendary Bromley Contingent, photographer, Simon Barker sits down for some nostalgic talk with cult-label designer, Wynn Smith (WINK). Together they ... More

Simon Barker: Punk's Dead

Interview by Wynn Smith

Paul McCarthy is really excited. We got to hang out with him for an afternoon while he was in New York putting together a ... More

PAUL MCCARTHY

by Carlo McCormick

The following conversation took place in early December 2007 in the second-floor office of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan. Walter ... More

ELIZABETH PEYTON

by Walter Robinson

RICHARD MARSHALL: Louise, I would like to discuss two separate, but related, periods of your life — your early years in New York during ... More

LOUISE BOURGEOIS

by Richard D. Marshall

The remarkable thing about those who are absolutely without guile is that their honesty is rarely brutal so much as it is utterly off ... More

Marilyn Minter

by Carlo McCormick

As I walk through Jeff’s workmanlike studio on 29th street I feel a rush of optimism. There in his modern-day, high-tech paint shop are ... More

JEFF KOONS

by Stephanie Seymour

Gil Blank: Over the last five to ten years, the work of yours that has increasingly come to the widest attention relates most directly ... More

STEPHEN SHORE

by Gil Blank

“Will stand out on the street, with a hammer in my hand” — this is how Jonathan Meese says we will recognize him when ... More

JONATHAN MEESE

by Sue de Beer and Felix Ensslin

Tom Wood might easily be categorized as a documentary or street photographer. His photographs fit comfortably within the finest tradition of a certain kind ... More

TOM WOOD: MAKING SENSE

by Jane Fletcher & Jan-Willem Dikkers

In the spring of 2001 Kehinde Wiley completed his MFA in Painting at Yale University and then moved to New York to participate in ... More

KEHINDE WILEY: FAUX REAL

by Christine Y.Kim