Hilton Als

Juergen Teller

BOOKS

January 2005

AS THE HISTORIAN Simon Schama tells us in his informative and enriching Landscape and Memory (1995), Cornelius Tacitus completed his monumental study Germania; or, On the Origin and Situation of the Germans, around the year 98. For approximately… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2005 [TOC]

Frank O’Hara

SLANT

October 1999

AS VIEWED FROM THE VANTAGE POINT of our empire’s continued obsession with health, Frank O’Hara (1926–1966), the poet and Museum of Modern Art curator, looks, if not like death, then the very body of ill health. In the photographs and paintings… READ ON

IN PRINT October 1999

the Prosthetic Aesthetic

FASHION

December 1996

KIM NOVAK’S PROTUBERANCES in Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Godzilla pores, pus flowering on top of pimples, nineteenth-century bustles and false fronts, Veronica Cartwright’s bug-eyed expression of horror in Ridley Scott’s Alien, prosthetic cocks or… READ ON

IN PRINT December 1996

PERFECTLY AWFUL

October 1995

EARLY ONE EVENING last winter, the 34-year-old British-born, Brooklyn-raised, and Paris-based couturier, painter, poet, musician, and hair-and-makeup artist Andre Walker went for a stroll along the eastern half of 14th Street in Manhattan. … READ ON

IN PRINT October 1995

Claire McCardell

FASHION

March 1995

FROM TIME TO TIME, the extraordinarily well-dressed young man and his companion attended films together, less for entertainment than as corroboration or refusal of their respective internal realities or turns of mind. At the recent retrospective… READ ON

IN PRINT March 1995

Grease

FASHION

May 1994

IN THE WORLD OF FASHION or, more accurately, of fashion as an event in magazines, greasy as the skin tone is in. Greasy is achieved by applying lubricants, supplemented by eyeshadow with a sheen and lipstick (light) with a gloss. Greasy skin… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 1994

AS IS: WOLFGANG TILLMANS' LIVE STYLE

May 1994

LIKE MOST SALON PHOTOGRAPHERS, Wolfgang Tillmans takes pictures he would have us “take” as diaristic impressions—images of places seen and people observed in them, generally arranged around occurrences that project the fly-by-night. The … READ ON

IN PRINT May 1994

THE THIRD SET: NAN GOLDIN AND DOMINIQUE NABOKOV

January 1994

Society works in strange ways: in order to have it you must be involved with people. My mother, who never read Proust, believed in an ideal Platonic society—which is to say, a society of people (her children) based on herself. Meanwhile, my… READ ON

IN PRINT January 1994

A FAN'S NOTES

June 1993

Mourning (the Sadness) finds itself in the in-between. I mean, it (the Sadness) is a stuttering toward a word which will not . . . out. One word—not a word but an acronym for the experience beyond it: DEATH.  Bodies come and go (I am stuttering… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 1993

HISTORY OF THE SUBURBS: A PROJECT FOR ARTFORUM

May 1993

MOLLY NESBIT  MORTAL THOUGHTS NOW, PLEASE, the smaller things, spores, not the drone of ideas in the abstract, lives. Chase after them, the lost attentions, slack. Words will fail you. Well they should. Because faded glamour will no longer … READ ON

IN PRINT May 1993