New Team at Interview Taps Old Pros

Fabien Baron, Glenn O'Brien to Oversee Brant Titles

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The new order at Interview magazine is taking shape following the departure of longtime Publisher Sandra Brant and Editor Ingrid Sischy last week. Peter M. Brant, now in full control, has named Glenn O'Brien and Fabien Baron as editorial directors of the company that publishes Interview, Art in America and The Magazine Antiques. They start Feb. 22.
Interview magazine has new leadership following the departure of Publisher Sandra Brant and Editor Ingrid Sischy.
Interview magazine has new leadership following the departure of Publisher Sandra Brant and Editor Ingrid Sischy.

Mr. O'Brien's appointment furthers his long relationship with Interview. "It is especially rewarding for me to be involved with Interview, the magazine where I started out and one that has always been close to my heart," he said in a statement. "I am grateful for the hard work of Sandy Brant and Ingrid Sischy in keeping Andy Warhol's vision alive, and I am confident that our team will carry on this important legacy with energy and imagination."

Alongside Andy Warhol
He was editor in chief and art director of Interview in its early years, working alongside Mr. Warhol. Aside from his editorial work for Interview, Mr. O'Brien has held posts including creative director at Barneys New York; columnist to Art Forum; and editorial spots at titles including Spin, Allure, Mirabella and Harper's Bazaar, Mr. Brant said.

Fabien Baron, the prominent art director, is founder and creative director of the Baron & Baron ad agency, where clients include Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Ian Schrager Co. He has previously served as creative director at Interview, Vogue Italia and Vogue Paris.

With the departure of the iconic Ms. Sischy, some wondered where Interview would go from here. Mr. Brant, however, has few doubts. "I am extremely excited by this opportunity to again be involved with these three prestigious cultural titles and to work in the worlds of fashion, film, art and the decorative arts -- areas to which I have been actively involved in for my entire adult life. Glenn O'Brien and Fabien Baron have the mature vision to help me guide these magazines forward and above all have the good sense to follow Andy Warhol's vision of tapping into creative ideas from today's youth culture."
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