It's Warhol, actually...
A cleanly-shaven David Bowie was accompanied by his wife, Iman, to the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City last night, for a party celebrating the publication of
As one would expect for such an event, the party was attended by celebreties too numerous too mention here, but you can view thumbnails of the lot of 'em on the WireImage site by going
In the meantime, I'll leave you with a shot of a couple of handsome fellows who attended, along with some words from the chap on the left about the party, and indeed, about the chap on the right...
"Going to an Interview party is like taking a time trip. So many people from the past turn up as the mag has been going for so long now. I remember when I lived in NY in the 70's that the real source for what was going on in town was Andy's mag and a weekly called Soho Weekly News. I've still got most of the Soho's, though it packed up in 1980 or so.
It was great to see Jeff Koons last night as we haven't seen each other for well over a year now. Hard to believe that in these last few years Jeff has almost filled the spot left empty by Warhol, he was having such a tough time in the mid-nineties."
Thanx for that, David. And may I say, on behalf of myself and a lot of happy BowieNetters, how very good you look. I've nothing against moustaches myself, but that Keiths reckons they can be a little bit too tickly.
David has also contributed an essay to the project, as mentioned in the press release below:
Andy Warhol's Interview: The Crystal Ball of Pop Culture
Volume 1: Best of the First Decade 1969-1979
Edited by Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant
Essays by Sandra Brant, David Bowie, Elton John, Jeff Koons, Bruce Weber, et al. Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld.
7 oversized books housed in a wooden trolley
Published by Editions 7L. Distributed by D.A.P.
The October 2004 edition of Interview magazine marked 35 years of the award winning journal founded by pop art pioneer Andy Warhol. In that time it has developed from the newsletter of the Studio 54 set into the definitive guide to the most significant stars of today and tomorrow. Adopting an original format the magazine uses recordings of questions and answer sessions to reveal information about celebrities, politicians, filmmakers, musicians and literary figures. The questions are often put by another celebrity and the answers are revealing, intimate and candid.
Alongside the interviews are photographs by the creme de la creme of celebrity and fashion photography - Robert Mapplethorpe, Francesco Scavullo, Herb Ritts, Ara Gallant, Peter Beard, Bruce Weber, Perry Berenson and others - who are given the opportunity to make some of their most challenging and original work. For 35 years Interview has offered an original perspective on the sexy, fascinating and funny people who are shaping popular culture. This collection of 7 books presents the first catalogue of the first decade of that extraordinary history and like the rare, early issues of the magazine is bound to become a valuable collector's item.
Book 1: The Covers - Facsimile reproductions of every cover of the first decade of Interview magazine published. 160 pgs / color printing.
Book 2: The Pictures - A selection of the best Interview magazine photo-shoots of the first decade. 192 pgs / tritone and color printing.
Book 3: The Interviews - A selection of the best interviews from the first decade of Interview magazine. 400 pgs/ Audio CD.
Book 4: The Andy Warhol Interviews - The best interviews for Interview magazine done by Warhol.
Book 5: The Fashion - A selection of the best interviews with fashion designers, together with the bet fashion photography of the first decade of Interview magazine. 192 pgs / tritone printing.
Book 6: The Directors - The best interviews with the visionary leaders of the movie industry. 192 pgs.
Book 7: The Back of the Book - Fran Lebowitz's legendary "I cover the Waterfront" columns with photos and illustrations. 96 pgs.
Well there's one for my Christmas list.