40th Anniversary Issue —

Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine first appeared in 1969. This 40th anniversary issue now premieres the famed title on the iPhone, entirely transferring the essence of the magazine to over 520 pages of onscreen content, and with additional audio and videos. Interview is the ultimate pop culture magazine. The 40th anniversary issue provides a special mixture of fame and discovery, partnered with glamour and commentary. Chronicling the beautiful and the damned for four decades, Interview has documented the lives of the most gorgeous, young, talented, rich, famous, notorious, desperate, eccentric, untouchable, irrepressible, iconoclastic, extraordinary and insane people in the world – and every single one of them has a story.

This special issue also contains the normal diet of candid conversations and features on the community of insiders in film, music, fashion, art and popular culture: Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, Mike Tyson, Winona Ryder, and Wes Anderson. “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” Andy Warhol One hundred per cent timeless.

    40th Anniversary Issue –
    October 2009 243 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 12 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Joe Anderson Portia Doubleday Gabourey Sidibe Rob Pruitt Woody Harrelson Mark Parker Kristen Stewart Nacho Figueras Winona Ryder 40 Years of Interview Wes Anderson The Sartorialistas Mike Tyson Lady Gaga
    Editorial Director –
    Fabien Baron
    Editor in Chief –
    Stephen Mooallem
    Creative Director –
    Karl Templer
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Our Take —

Interview is in a category all of its own. Originating as Andy Warhol’s ultimate Pop Art gesture –the vehicle through which Andy might provide everyone with those legendary fifteen minutes of fame- Interview has managed to negotiate the tricky responsibility for any magazine originating as an art work. And it has largely prospered and triumphed in its salubrious history since its first appearance in 1969. Understandably tightly controlled by Warhol and his acolytes until nearly the end of the famed artist’s life, Interview has been kept on track by the same publishing house that acquired the title in 1987 shortly after Warhol’s death.

Living up to the singular spirit, flair and visual power of a magazine once produced by an artist famed for his stark, direct portraiture and his equally creative gang of collaborators can never be an easy task. Yet, somehow, even without Warhol, Interview has managed to encapsulate that very specific heady mix of celebrity, art, fashion, film and, needless to say, interviews. Interview continues to read like a who’s who of the hip and cool, a very particular publication built on the long experience of time spent at the coal face of chic.

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