Featuring the art of Billy Sullivan, with an essay by Peter Schjeldahl and an interview with Mark Magill.
Art Pix, Houston, 2006.
Born in Brooklyn, Billy Sullivan attended New York’s High School of Art and Design and then the School of Visual Arts during which time he began photographing his fellow artists, family and friends from the art, nightclub and fashion worlds. Over 30 years later, Sullivan has accumulated thousands of images that he views as a visual diary of his life, characterizing the people and things around him. From this archive he creates paintings, pastels and ink drawings, primarily portraits and still lifes, Part of a downtown scene from 1968 to the present, Sullivan cites the influence of Andy Warhol on his approach to art, aesthetically and socially.
Originally published in 2002 and now reissued, the ARTPIX DVD and CD-ROM notebook document Sullivan’s photos over 30 years. An image archive is accompanied by an audio interview with the artist by Mark Magill, founder of Bomb Magazine, and an essay by The New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl. The DVD is playable in all regions, and the CD is both Windows and Mac compatible.