PRINT January 2006

Ryan Trecartin

Dennis Cooper

This week, the editors celebrate a January 2006 essay on artist Ryan Trecartin by novelist, filmmaker, and Artforum contributing editor Dennis Cooper. The newest episode of Artforum and Bookforum’s video series “Artists On Writers | Writers On Artists” premieres this Thursday, January 27, and features Cooper in a conversation with Trecartin about theme parks and haunted houses, the pain of producing first drafts, and what it means to make a life in art right now.

It was Cooper who initially brought Trecartin’s work to the pages of Artforum in an essay published as part of “First Takes,” a series