Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock in 1969, has shuttered after almost 50 years.
Staffers announced the news on Twitter that Interview Magazine would cease its print and web publications.
“After 10 months at my dream job at @InterviewMag, today is sadly my last day as the magazine has closed,” Trey Taylor, Interview Magazine’s senior online editor, tweeted.
Interview Editor Ezra Marcus told CNNMoney that staffers were informed that the magazine is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a meeting on Monday.
The magazine, known for its candid celebrity interviews conducted by their celebrity peers and its iconic covers, was purchased by billionaire Peter Brant in 1989 two years after Warhol’s death in 1987. In 2008, the publication went through another shift when co-editorial directors Fabien Baron and Glenn O’Brien took over.
According to Page Six, Baron resigned in April and he and his stylist wife, Ludivine Poiblanc, have filed a lawsuit against the magazine for more than $600,000. Baron claims the magazine owes him “over $500,000 from invoices between 2015 and 2018” and owes Poiblanc “$66,000 as a stylist.”
Former creative director Karl Templer, who also resigned in April, was accused by three women of “overstepping the professional line,”in a report from the Boston Globe.
People took to Twitter to mourn the end of an era.
#R.I.P. Interview magazine. I’m really depressed about this.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) May 21, 2018
Interview Magazine, originally created by Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock, has reportedly folded…what a shame.
— Jeff Benjamin (@Jeff__Benjamin) May 21, 2018
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) May 21, 2018
— Traci Lords (@thetracilords) May 22, 2018