Arts and lifestyle bible, Interview magazine has published its final edition, ending a continuous run of art, music, fashion and entertainment news that first began in 1969 under the direction of founder Andy Warhol.
Self-styled as the crystal ball of pop, Interview will simultaneously cease both web and print operations with immediate effect, after staff were informed at an emergency meeting that the company had been forced to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
News of the forced closure duly leaked out via Twitter shortly thereafter with Trey Taylor, senior online editor, tweeting: “After 10 months at my dream job at @InterviewMag, today is sadly my last day as the magazine has closed.”
Interview was sold to billionaire Peter Brant in 1989 upon the late pop artist’s death and latterly relaunched in 2008 by Brant publications with a new editorial team, though still retaining its links to the Warhol name.
Print publishing has been decimated in recent years by the migration of both readers and advertisers online, leading to a raft of closures such as the recent folding of Conde Nast's Teen Vogue.