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After 50 Years of Publication, Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Folds

Tuesday May 22, 2018
Justin Bieber appears on the cover of Interview magazine.
Justin Bieber appears on the cover of Interview magazine.  (Source:Facebook / @InterviewMagazineUS)

The iconic culture magazine Interview, founded by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock, is shutting down after nearly 50 years of publication.

Trey Taylor, the senior online editor of the magazine, took to Twitter Monday to announce that Interview was folding.

"After 10 months at my dream job at @InterviewMag, today is sadly my last day as the magazine has closed," he tweeted.


Ezra Marcus, an editor at Interview, confirmed to CNN in an email that the magazine is "folding both web and print effective immediately." He added staffers were informed of the publication's fate during a meeting Monday and that Interview was filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Marcus also took to Twitter to discuss the publication's folding.




CNN writes that the closing of Interview "represents the end of an era and a sobering reminder of how once-mighty media institutions have fallen hard."

Interview was founded by Warhol in 1969 and was bought by billionaire Peter Brant from the late artist's estate in 1989.

The magazine was sued for $600,000 by a former editorial director, who alleged the publication did not pay him.

During its nearly 50 year run, Interview became known for placing queer and LGBTQ figures in pop culture on its cover. Madonna, Divine, Elton John, David Bowie, Cher, Jodie Foster, and more have covered the magazine.

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  • seaguypnp, 2018-05-24 02:53:15

    Sad. I have several old issues with Madonna on the cover and was a subscriber back in the day.


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