PRINT March 2003

David Salle

Robert Rosenblum

This week, the editors look back at the conversation between artist and essayist David Salle and scholar and curator Robert Rosenblum that appeared in Artforum in March 2003. In the magazine’s current issue, Salle pays tribute to writer Janet Malcolm (1934–2021), whose 1994 New Yorker profile of the artist, “Forty-One False Starts,” is celebrated as a model of the form.

The March 2003 Artforum was the first of two consecutive issues dedicated to thinking about, and rethinking, the 1980s, a complicated decade for culture that then-editor Jack Bankowsky described as “something of an open wound—not