Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down

Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down

Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, shuts down

Interview magazine, the famous art, fashion, entertainment and pop culture journal of downtown NY founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has closed down, according to company sources.

While Interview's history has been tarnished in recent years as a result of these alleged misdeeds, the publication had been celebrated for its cutting edge approach, including a willingness to celebrate queer artists and LGBT allies by placing them on the cover. He said in court papers that he had been hired to save the magazine in 2009-and he did, upping the circulation to over 200,000 subscribers.

Former associate publisher Jane Katz and former Interview president Dan Ragone also allege six-figures' worth of unpaid wages from the company, according to Observer.

- Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse)Interview Magazine, originally created by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock, has reportedly folded.what a shame.

Money troubles were a theme for the magazine, whose staff was locked out of the office over reported rent squabbles, but there was also the matter of sexual assault allegations made against its creative director Karl Templer.


The company was embroiled in a number of legal issues regarding payments from owner and billionaire Peter Brant, who bought Interview in 1987.

As the title suggests, the magazine was built upon interviews with various cultural luminaries of the day, from the glitzy patrons of Studio 54 to the punk pioneers of CBGB and the Mud Club.

Add the "Crystal Ball of Pop Culture" to the annals of glossies gone under.

Former editor Ingrid Sischy described the magazine as "dishy but serious".

Austen Tosone, until now an assistant editor at Interview, wrote on Twitter that her six months at the magazine was "certainly a insane ride". "The beauty of doing interviews for this magazine is the joy of discovery". It featured Kim Kardashian posing as Jackie Kennedy. It started out as a discussion of her career, but ended up a commentary on the establishment's food-at one point, Ross ordered "a heaping helping of chocolate mousse". In a 2016 Q & Andy, Interview reiterated its support for Mariah Carey-the magazine had called her "the world's biggest diva" in a 2007 cover story.

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