“BLAU is like your favourite restaurant, at which you want to order each and every single dish,” said the late Peter Lindbergh. Having been published in Germany since 2015, BLAU is now going global as the new reference for international art journalism, published twice a year. Its unique blend of content features intriguing stories and images of today's art world: be it studio visits with the most influential artists of our time, exclusive contributions by acclaimed writers such as Karl-Ove Knausgård, Siri Hustvedt and Julian Barnes, or portfolios by star photographers such as François Halard. BLAU INTERNATIONAL is a coffee-table magazine and collectors’ item combined into one.
On the cover: a special feature honoring the criminally passed-over sculptor Hans Josephsohn, with photographs by François Halard and the written contributions of Jackie Wullschläger and Thomas Houseago.
More content: an oral history of Mike Kelley as told by Paul McCarthy, Kim Gordon, and Raymond Pettibon, a conversation between Magdalene Odundo and Jonathan Anderson, Joan Miró’s most personal collection, master painter and trouble-seeker Cecily Brown, David Hockney on his new life in Normandy, Conny Maier’s bulbous, binary-challenging painting, recollections of the performance artist Richard Gallo by his friend Robert Wilson, David Lynch writing about his early obsession with drawing guns, Simon Denny on the narrative mastery of Taika Waititi, the tragic saga of Unica Zürn, Marie Chaix making Coco go Clockwork in a fabulous fashion spread, the radical strangeness of Enrico David, the director of the Met, Max Hollein, conversing with super collector Andy Hall, and a very special chart by Peter Saville.