Interview , the magazine founded in 1969 by Andy Warhol which helped feed a cult of celebrity that today has become a full-blown industry, is once again up for sale.
Peter and Sandra Brant, who purchased it in 1989 from the Andy Warhol Estate, have reportedly begun shopping it around, according to the NY Post:
“Under Warhol’s direction, the monthly magazine was a pioneer in chronicling both pop and underground cultures from a downtown perspective. The Brants had become art collectors who were fascinated with original Warhols and soon had befriended the man himself. Two years after Warhol’s death, Brant and wife agreed to buy full ownership of the magazines from the estate for $12 million – but it ended in bitterness. Their new company was eventually sued by the estate, which claimed after Brant paid the first $4 million up front, he backed out on the remainder and never paid the $7.2 million balance. The case was eventually settled.”
Interview would neither confirm nor deny the rumors, but told the Post: “Sandra Brant, president & CEO, and Ingrid Sischy, editor-in-chief, are as devoted as ever to Interview and excited about its future.”