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.
Issue one of ART DECADES will be out later this week. It will initially appear for order on our Createspace page and then over at Amazon. Our first issue ran much longer than expected so the price is a bit higher than we wanted it to be. Because of this we are going to wait until Issue 2 to go with expanded distribution to keep the price as low as possible. Future issues will be both cheaper (in the fifteen dollar range) and shorter (around 100 pages). Kelley, Whitley and I are super proud of the issue though and we hope everyone enjoys it. Putting together our first printed publication, with no previous experience, was a challenge to say the least but the numerous problems we faced will only make our upcoming issues all the better. Here are a few details regarding Issue 1 and a few subscription/fan club opportunities for those interested. Thanks to everyone for all the support...what a wild ride this has been!
SUBSCRIPTION/FAN CLUB PLATFORMS: PAYABLE TO OUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT (email@example.com)
THE 'REED ROTHCHILD' ($60.00): A Year's subscription (four issues) at a discounted rate.
THE 'ROLLER GIRL' ($70.00): A Year's subscription (four issues) at a discounted rate plus a free poster of your choosing.
THE 'JACK HORNER' ($80.00): A Year's subscription (four issues) at a discounted rate plus a free poster and shirt of your choosing.
THE 'DIRK DIGGLER' (85.00): A Year's subscription (four signed issues) at a discounted rate plus a free poster and shirt of your choosing.
THE 'FLOYD GONDOLLI' ($100.00): A Two Year subscription (eight issues) at a discounted rate plus a free poster and shirt of your choosing.