In 1969, Andy Warhol launched Interview, an underground film journal that quickly transformed into an iconic symbol of New York City culture and style. The monthly’s expansive conversations and irreverent approach opened doors to the intimate circles of society and became a launchpad for creative talents such as André Leon Talley and Fran Lebowitz. With a vibrant mix of rising celebrities including Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio, alongside the legendary presence of Elizabeth Taylor and Steven Spielberg, the magazine became known as “The Crystal Ball of Pop.” Now, fifty years since its inception, dive into the extraordinary archives of Interview and rediscover the columns, photography and voices that collectively tell the history of American culture decade by decade.
With an introduction from former editor Bob Colacello, essays from editor-in-chief Nick Haramis and editor-at-large Christopher Bollen, and additional contributions from Interview alumni and friends André Leon Talley, Camille Paglia, Christopher Makos, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Jordan, Eric Boman, Fran Lebowitz, Greil Marcus, Kate Moss, Lauren Tabach-Bank, Marc Balet, Marisa Berenson, Mats Gustafson, Mel Ottenberg, Michael Kors, Paige Powell, Pat Cleveland, Pat Hackett, Patrick McMullan, Richard Turley, Sam Shahid, Sandra Brant, Shelley Wanger, Stephen Mooallem, Tama Janowitz and Victoria Bartlett.
In partnership with the upcoming release of Interview: 50 Years, Assouline and Interview magazine are pleased to announce a revolutionary collaboration with VRAccelerator. Bringing a digitally enhanced experience to an Assouline cover for the first time, readers will be able to explore every archival issue from their digital device. A never-before-seen catalog of the magazine’s extensive history, this interactive augmented reality feature also highlights exclusive audio commentaries by Interview staff.
Bob Colacello was born and raised in New York and is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foregin Service (1969), and Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts (1971). Prior to graduating, he was hired to run Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Mr. Colacello held the position for thirteen years and became one of the artist’s closest creative collaborators. His memoir of that period, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Up Close, has been widely acclaimed as the best book on the Pope of Pop, and a book of his columns from the magazine, Bob Colacello’s OUT, was published in 2007. Following his time with Interview, Colacello was under exclusive contract to Vanity Fair, writing investigative pieces on cultural, socials and political subjects. In 2017, he curated his first show at the Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz Switzerland and has since curated exhibitions in New York and around the globe.
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