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is an American magazine
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which has the nickname The Crystal Ball Of Pop. It was founded in late 1969 by artist Andy Warhol
Andrew Warhola , known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art...
. The magazine features intimate conversations between some of the world's biggest celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative thinkers. Interviews are usually unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol's books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
In the early days, complimentary copies of Interview
were often given away to the "in-crowd"; this was the start of the magazine's circulation, which hovers around 230,000. Toward the end of his life, as Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine, a more conventional editorial style was introduced under editor Bob Colacello
Bob Colacello is an American writer. Raised in Bensonhurst, New York, Colacello graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1969, and also has an MFA degree in film criticism from Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts.- Early endeavors and...
). However, Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hoc
signing events on the streets of Manhattan
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, New York City
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The magazine's format has managed to remained consistent: 60% features and 40% glossy advertising. It has been published since shortly after Warhol's death in 1987 by Brant Publications, Inc. The magazine "relaunched" under Editorial Director Fabien Baron
Fabien Baron is a French art director. He is editorial director of Interview magazine.-Life and career :In 1982, Baron came to New York with the idea of staying for six months....
in September 2008, with an iconic cover featuring Kate Moss
Kate Moss is an English model. Moss is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on...
. The publication's content can be found online and via an app
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available on iTunes.