Glenn O'Brien

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A Taste of Paradis: Madonna, in Conversation with Glenn O’Brien

March 23, 2023

“You mean Donald Trump is powerful? He’s a wimp. Oh, don’t print that. I want tickets to the next Tyson fight.”

Andy Warhol on Junk Food, Coca-Cola, Drugs, Painting, God and His Morning Routine

February 4, 2019

Andy Warhol on everything from censorship to Campbell’s Soup.

Fantastic Man

July 7, 2009

Fantastic Man magazine is made by two men who have spent the last few years proving that you don’t have to trade in sex, drugs, or androgynous teenagers to turn guys on to style. Now they’ve even bottled their own scent.

Joe Dallesandro

July 6, 2009

Joe Dallesandro wandered onto an Andy Warhol film, became the Factoryâ??s star player, split for Europe, then went Hollywood. A new documentary tells his wild story.

Laurie Rosenwald, Part 1

May 27, 2009

Graphic designer Laurie Rosenwald can be found in the young adults’ section.

Rachel Feinstein

May 22, 2009

Rachel Feinstein is a singular artist as well as famous muse to her painter husband. She seems almost a traveler through time with her heirloom beauty and her throwback bohemian charm.

John Currin

May 22, 2009

John Currin stirs people up. He makes pictures that look a lot like what pictures used to look like. Is he against modernism or what? And why are his paintings so damn well made?

Jim Jarmusch

May 21, 2009

Jim Jarmusch was the prime auteur of New York new-wave cinema, and his eccentric, beautiful films are still setting a new standard for cinematic independence.

Partners & Spade

April 27, 2009

Andy Spade, the man behind Kate, is a legendary adman, a marketing genius, and an undercover artist. His new company, Partners & Spade, is a little bit of everything, just like him.

Albert Oehlen

April 24, 2009

Albert Oehlen is a painter who is leading the way. Whether anyone is following is almost irrelevant, because Oehlen’s fantastic exploratory techniques and improvisational spirit have blazed a spectacular trail through abstraction. And he has breathed some intoxicatingly revivifying fumes into the corpse of surrealism in the bargain. If he’s a one-man movement, maybe that’s enough.

Fashion World: A Report From the Front Row (Mostly)

March 11, 2009

In his diary of Milan and Paris Fashion Week, Glenn O’Brien picks up where he left off, taking on second-rate hotels, and bloggers who jump to conclusions.

History Rewrite

March 7, 2009

Margo Feiden, a previously undisclosed witness, finally tells the real story of why Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol.

Notes from New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009

February 24, 2009

Interview‘s Glenn O’Brien rounds up New York Fashion Week. Looking back, he recalls minor inconveniencesâ??celebrity hold-ups, elevator queuesâ??but a sigh of relief for a higher quality of life at Marc Jacobs.

James Jebbia is Supreme

February 18, 2009

James Jebbia built a fiercely independent, internationally obsessed-over, street-fashion cult and skating-goods empire as a purveyor of clothes you can wear, art you can ride, and sneakers you can’t find. So what’s his prescription for surviving these sallow economic times? To make like the president and keep it cool.

Milla Jovovich

February 12, 2009

She was discovered by Richard Avedon at the age of 11, scored her first magazine cover by the time she was 12, became a world-famous model, took up acting, fronted a band, played Joan of Arc, launched a clothing line, had a kid, and emerged as a 21st-century action heroine with the world-beating Resident Evil franchise. Now, Milla Jovovich prepares for Chapter Two.

Art Basel Miami Beach Diary, Part 2

December 16, 2008

The great museums have always reflected the enthusiasm and taste of individual collectors. Often the connections are obvious, as in the case of the Whitney Museum of American Art founded on

Warhol Memorabiliaphila

November 30, 2008

Andy Warhol’s huge artistic output has been documented and catalogued with care and precision. But when it comes to Andy Warhol’s huge collection of stuff, which in a way can be seen as another body of artwork, we’ve just scratched the surface.

Mike Kelley

November 24, 2008

We all have things wiped from our memories. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes not. But Mike Kelley’s sculptures and installations are impossible to forget-he challenges what we see and how we see it. He plumbs the depths of childhood, repressed memory, psychoanalysis, and pop mythos-but that’s just the starting point for an individual speculative universe where things make startling, weird sense.

David Byrne

November 21, 2008

The Talking Heads’ former frontal lobe on recording his soulful new album with Brian Eno, transforming buildings into musical instruments, writing song-and-dance numbers about Imelda Marcos, and designing bicycle racks for a better tomorrow.

Yasmine Chatila

November 17, 2008

Yasmine Chatila: One weekend there was a massive snowstorm, and I was pretty much snowed in. My neighbor, a filmmaker, had an amazing movie library and we decided to have our own film festival. I noticed some binoculars on his windowsill.