Hopefully everyone reading is familiar with Erich Kuersten and his amazing writing. If not, please stop reading and head over to Erich's essential blog Acidemic immediately and experience some of the best writing on film you'll ever read online or in print. Erich was one of the first writers I thought of more than a year ago when I first began planning ART DECADES and I am thrilled that he has appeared in both of our first issues (and his appearance in Issue 3 is on the horizon). Erich has been exploring the solo works of my favorite artist Lou Reed for ART DECADES. His look at Lou's work in the seventies was spread about between Issues 1 and 2 and Issue 3 will contain his look at Lou in the eighties. I've loved reading Erich's distinctive takes on my Lou's wildly influential solo career these past few issues and I trust fans of Lou and Erich are enjoying them as much as I am!
Among the finest pieces in ART DECADES issue 2 is Tara Hanks' wonderfully informative and moving article on the much-missed British Pop Artist Pauline Boty. Tara's near eight page article on Boty is a fascinating look at a true feminist pioneer and one of the great artists of the sixties. More information on Boty can be read here and please visit Tara's official site as well.
Issue two of ART DECADES features an exclusive new interview with cult film legend Mary Woronov conducted specifically for us by our contributor Dave Stewart. This lengthy chat finds Mary discussing her entire career and what it was like to work with everyone from Andy Warhol to The Ramones. She also discusses her passion for painting and much more.