Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol and John Wilcock in 1969, has officially ended its run. It would have celebrated its 50th anniversary next year.
Nicknamed the The Crystal Ball of Pop, the publication featured candid and intimate conversations with various celebrities.
People like John Travolta, Madonna, Kate Moss, Mike Myers, and Kristen Stewart were just a few who graced the cover of the outlet.
Over its decades of print, the magazine faced numerous changes.
Peter Brant acquired the rights to the magazine shortly after Warhol’s death in 1987. Ingrid Sischy edited the magazine for 18 years. However, then she began a relationship with Brant’s ex-wife, Sandra, and the pair left Interview for Vanity Fair international.
Most recently, Fabien Baron and Glenn O’Brien “relaunched” the magazine in 2008.
According to The Observer, the publication filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidated its assets.
It is also steeped in controversy. In April, Baron resigned and then sued Interview for $600,000. He claims the publication owed him over $500,000 in invoices.
Creative director Karl Templer also faces sexual harassment accusations.
End of era
Despite the controversies and legal troubles, many people took to Twitter to share their feelings about the loss of the magazine. Both staffers and fans expressed their sadness.
— Lucy (@Silberwomannn) May 21, 2018
After 10 months at my dream job at @InterviewMag, today is sadly my last day as the magazine has closed.
— trey taylor (@treytylor) May 21, 2018
Andy Cohen was also a fan of the publication.
#R.I.P. Interview magazine. I’m really depressed about this.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) May 21, 2018
Ugh, Interview Magazine folded? pic.twitter.com/h51XqDG7WJ
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) May 21, 2018