Spring 2009 cover
|Editors||Betsy Sussler, Mónica de la Torre, Sabine Russ|
|First issue||Spring 1981|
|Company||New Arts Publications, Inc.|
|Based in||New York City|
Bomb is a quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers. It is composed, primarily, of interviews between creative people working in a variety of disciplines — visual art, literature, music, film, theater and architecture. In addition to interviews, the Bomb issues section features new fiction and poems, several 500-word "Artist on Artist" essays, and a reviews section. Each winter issue is an "Americas" issue focusing on a specific region of North America, Central America, or South America. Spring, summer and fall issues are not themed. Bomb is published by New Art Publications, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Bomb was launched in 1981 by a group of New York City-based artists, including Betsy Sussler, Sarah Charlesworth, Glenn O'Brien, Michael McClard, and Liza Bear, who sought to record and promote public conversations between artists without mediation by critics or journalists.
The name Bomb is a reference to both Wyndham Lewis's Blast and the fact that the magazine's original editors expected the publication to "bomb" after one or two issues. Shortly after its founding, Bomb formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, New Art Publications, Inc., which publishes the journal.
Archive at Columbia University
In 2004, Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired Bomb's archives, including 24 years' worth of audio recordings, raw and edited interview transcripts, manuscripts, galleys and assorted ephemera.
Oral History Project
Bomb's Oral History Project documents the lives of New York City's African-American Artists. Participants include Edward_Clark_(artist), Kara Walker & Larry Walker, Wangechi Mutu, Gerald Jackson, Adger Cowans, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Melvin Edwards, Terry Adkins, and Stanley Whitney. 
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