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Date: 2009-09-30
Author: Hamilton Nolan

Article Mentions
Author, Hamilton Nolan
Mentioned, Alexandra Kerry
Mentioned, Julian Schnabel
Mentioned, Ryan McGinley
Mentioned, Damien Hirst
Mentioned, Kate Moss
Mentioned, Matthew Barney
Mentioned, John Mailer
Mentioned, Zoe Wolff
Mentioned, Joe Pompeo
Mentioned, The Roots
Tar magazine was an experiment to answer the timeless question: If you put some celebrities' kids together with a bunch of random art world names, will you make a super successful magazine? No, you won't. Live and learn. Joe Pompeo reports that Tar is "on hold," or maybe just dead. After only two issues! What is the magazine business coming to when concerted celebunepotism can't bring in the big buck$$$?? Alexandra Kerry (daughter of John) and John Mailer (son of Norman) were recruited as staff editors, as was Zoe Wolff, former features director at Domino. They even had crap in there from Matthew Barney and Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel and Ryan McGinley and Kate Moss! Perhaps the trouble was that people saw this mag and wondered, "Why d...(read more)
... Tar magazine was an experiment to answer the timeless question: If you put some celebrities' kids together with a bunch of random art world names, will you make a super successful magazine? No, you won't. Live and learn. Joe Pompeo reports that Tar i ...
... (daughter of John) and John Mailer (son of Norman) were recruited as staff editors, as was Zoe Wolff, former features director at Domino. They even had crap in there from Matthew Barney and Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel ...
... and Kate Moss! Perhaps the trouble was that people saw this mag and wondered, "Why does this themeless mish-mash of buzzy names exist, seriously?" Oh, wait: "'tar' is an anagram of art, the distillation of organic matter, sticky stuff we pave road ...


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