~GLENN O’BRIEN OUSTED !!
former INTERVIEW editor and BRANT PUBLICATIONS Editorial Director – GLENN O’BRIEN, at the height of his brief glory days, with his wife GINA NANNI, of PR firm COMPANY AGENDA, at the RICHARD DUPONT opening at LEVER HOUSE, MARCH 13, 2008.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
see: the original post/MARCH 14, 2008
. . as if we didn’t see that coming !! when was it ? not so long ago, actually. just back in December 2008 – at the RICHARD PRINCE opening at GOGO’s – that we noticed GLENN looking shocked and awed, because he didn’t seem to be invited back behind the velvet rope to the gallery’s inner sanctums to party with the big boys !! he looked like such a loser, as opposed to the well-groomed winner above, that we didn’t even feel inclined to snap his pix. what a fall !! (bye the way Peter Brant came to that opening with his younger mop-headed son, instead of Stephanie – so guess things were wobbly on that front, as well. personally thought things got a little tacky over there – when pix of the naked bust of Stephanie Seymour Brant by Mauritzio Cattelan surfaced – in VOGUE last summer – but, hey what do I know ?)
so Glenn’s tenure lasted what, FEB 08 till June 09 – 19 months . . . well, like we said back then – good luck turning that big ole boat around. guess blanket coverage of ELIZABETH PEYTON at the NEW MUSEUM and touting KATHARINE BERNHARDT, LOL !! as the next big thing – didn’t really go over !! not to mention the bogus website.
and p.s. the much bally-hooed FABIEN BARON, positioned as the INTERVIEW creative director left earlier this year. guess those covers weren’t really as great, or cutting edge – as they were made out to be – by plastering them at one point, last summer – on billboards all over the city.
UP-DATE: FRI JUNE 12, 2009 – so, ERIK FOSS & BRENDT BARBUR – LOSERS !!
what ya doing having INTERVIEW plastered as a sponsor on your supposedly green and clean – BFF – BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL flyers ? according to GLENN O’BRIEN they haven’t paid their contributors, i.e. those lowly writers and photogs – who make a magazine go round, in months !! not cool.
like being “doored” by a cab in NYC traffic . . .
that news – that INTERVIEW is not paying its staff – surfaced mainstream WED JUNE 10, 2009 in the NEW YORK POST, Pg. 34 – I guess they hoped it would be buried – since most of the art word, or at least the crusty upper crust – are in Basel at the art fairs over there. which must be pretty b-o-r-i-n-g – cause no news is making it back – even as a trickle – over the big pond, and back to these shores.
GLENN also said. quote: he has NOTHING nice to say about PETER BRANT – just for the record. I guess that means he didn’t get fired – he quit ? hate to tell ya, GLENN – BUT when you ain’t getting paid – that means you’re fired !! – artworld style, nice and sneaky !! or, did you just quit outta sympathy for the hard working staff – getting stiffed !! yawn – sounds just like NYLON MAGAZINE & BLACK BOOK, esp. back in the late 90’s. in fact, sounds just like every other magazine in this town – incl. artnet. how do I know ? been there – done that . . duh. sorry, correction – at least WALTER ROBINSON at artnet – tells ya upfront – they won’t pay ya.
FROM THE HOME PAGE JUNE 26, 2009:
artovers’ contributor-at-large SIMON CERIGO, just back from his usual Fri morning taping of the MARK KOSTABI CABLE ACCESS T.V. show – ‘NAME THAT PAINTING’ – couldn’t wait to report that he had just witnessed the “triumphant” return of GLENN O’BRIEN – back to the show – now that his schedule is once again clear of INTERVIEW duties – and is back to his position as the number 1 money-maker on the show, and guess what !! KOSTABI pays more than INTERVIEW. Glenn walked off with over $500 bucks in cash. Our pal Simon, a little upset to his see his own cash flow cut into by Glenn’s reappearance – still had to concede in all fairness, that Glenn did come up with some pretty good titles. ohhow the mighty fall.
you can watch the shows here: KOSTABI/NAME THAT PAINTING !!
though the show now seems to be titled: “TITLE THIS” – !!?
GLENN O’BRIEN returns to the MARK KOSABI CABLE SHOW, – ‘NAME THAT PAINTING’, now called: ‘TITLE THIS’.
p.s. MARK !! what did ya go and change the title – ‘Name That Painting’ was great. better than ‘Title This’, anyways.