Ingrid Sischy’s First Magazine Cover

Sischy, who passed away Friday at the age of 63, made her arrival at Artforum immediately and famously known.

Before she became a photography and art critic for The New Yorker (1988), before she took the helm of Interview magazine (1989) and before she added a contributing editor role with Vanity Fair (1997), Ingrid Sischy was the unlikely editor of Artforum magazine. The beloved South African native, who passed away Friday at the age of 63 from breast cancer, arrived at Artforum in late 1979 and immediately made a splash with her first issue (February 1980).

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