PRINT Summer 1994

PEOPLE'S PARTIES: BILLY SULLIVAN / MARCELO KRASILCIC

Jack Pierson

This week, Jennifer Krasinski, editorial director of Artforum digital, introduces Jack Pierson’s “People’s Parties: Billy Sullivan / Marcelo Krasilcic” from 1994’s summer issue. Pierson’s Silver Jackie, 1991, is not only the subject of David Rimanelli’s essay “Stages of Grief,” which appears in this month’s issue, but is also featured on the cover.

Once upon a time, before he was a celebrated artist, Jack Pierson was a wide-eyed newbie in New York with visions of the glitz the city would bequeath him. “I would step out of the limo in Times Square, pausing to offer my arm to my companion Jerry