The title was founded by late pop art icon Andy Warhol in 1969.
Interview Magazine, the publication founded by British journalist John Wilcock and pop art icon Andy Warhol in 1969, announced on Monday (May 21) that it is ending both its print and web publications. Former staffers, including online editor Trey Taylor, broke the news on Twitter and editor Ezra Marcus told CNN Money that the Interview would be folding its tent following an all-hands meeting where staffers were informed that the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
In 1989, billionaire art collector and Warhol admirer Peter Brant purchased the glossy art and culture magazine from Warhol’s estate. According to the New York Post, the magazine was evicted from its Soho office in February after Brant Publications apparently stopped paying the landlord.
Former editorial director Fabien Baron and his wife, stylist Ludivine Poiblanc, recently sued the magazine over an alleged $600,000 in unpaid wages and creative director Karl Templer reportedly left the magazine in April over $280,000 in unpaid invoices. A source told WWD that Interview “owes everybody money.”