Weirdo, Artistic Celebrity Interviews With Alex Israel

Weirdo, Artistic Celebrity Interviews With Alex Israel

I dont’ think I know anyone who watches celebrity interviews or even cares about things like that. Who does? It seems like a pretty antiquated idea of where to find entertainment. However, artist Alex Israel has turned this idea on it’s head in an art project called As It LAys, where he sits with artists, celebrities, and other personalities and just asks them the most mundane things about their lives, work, and about whatever. Literally whatever: he asks them about what is their favorite pasta sauce, if they use Facebook, if they’ve gone to their high school reunions, what their favorite building is, and all these other insignificant things that are so unimportant that they are sooo interesting and therefore pretty important. They’re also pretty hysterical. Israel’s video series is a part of a show he has up at New York’s Reena Spauldings Fine Art and features thirty of these portraits, which range from subjects like Bret Easton Ellis to Quincy Jones to Whitney Port to Christina Ricci to Vidal Sassoon to Jamie Lee Curtis, whose interview is above. Check it out and catch more over on Los Angeles, I’m Yours and their YouTube page.

KYLE FITZPATRICK

April 5, 2012 / By

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