What is Art?
From Interview magazine December/Januarry 12/13 issue in which actor Garrett Hedlund covers.
It’s not a stretch to say that many of the contemporary notions in America about what art does and how artists live were formed in the 1950s and the 1960s. Postwar bohemia, the rise of rock-’n’-roll, the emergence of the counterculture—at first resistant, then demonstrative, then angry, then sneering—all helped fan the flames of the idea that popular culture means something (precisely what remains a subject of constant debate), as well as the belief that committing oneself to a life of making art might possibly be akin to doing one’s incremental part in changing the world (also a subject continually debated).
Photography is by Robbie Fimmano, with styling provided by Karl Templer.