Andy Warhol, ‘Interview: Matt Dillon’, 1983, Deodato Arte

Founded in the late '60s by Warhol himself, together with journalist John Wilcock, "Interview" is a nowadays published magazine. This journal is mainly about celebrities, artists and creative talents, and it tells their stories through interviews.

The subject of the 1983 December edition is Matt Dillon, an American actor who was only nineteen at that time. His interview, contained inside of this copy, was hosted by Andy Warhol and Maura Moynihan, who often collaborated with the artist for Interview.

Signature: The cover is signed with a black marker by Warhol.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York