Interview magazine, originally founded in 1969 by Andy Warhol and John Wilcock, has folded, filing for bankruptcy and liquidating its assets.
The magazine is famed for pairing celebrities to interview one another – recent editions have included Solange interviewed by Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Dave Chappelle, and MIA interviewed by Riz – recording an intimate dialogue between the world’s biggest stars.
In 2008 the magazine underwent a relaunch headed by its editorial directors Fabien Baron and Glenn O’Brien, growing its subscribers. However, in the last few weeks the magazine’s financial situation has hit headlines following Baron’s resignation from Interview in April, after almost ten years at the publication. This news has now been followed by the former editorial director allegedly claiming the publication owes him over $500,000 worth of invoices from 2015 to 2018, as reported in The Observer.
Further financial issues for the magazine have also followed. Former president of the magazine, Dan Ragone, has said the publication also owes him $170,000, and Jane Kutz claims she was unfairly fired from the magazine as associate publisher and is owed unpaid wages of $230,000.
Interview magazine has been owned by Brant Publications, run by Peter Brant and his daughter Kelly, since Andy Warhol’s death in 1987.
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