(Untitled) star Adam Goldberg talks to New York Magazine about his family’s interest in art and other movie promoting type things:
So I take it that like your character, you’re not too keen on conceptual art … ?
My interactions with conceptual art have been pretty causal. I dated a girl many years ago who was a conceptual artist and I was always fascinated by the stuff that she did but I’m fairly old-fashioned when it comes to art. I was looking at these pictures the other day of this super, hyperrealist photographic art. Now I gotta tell you, that stuff just blows my fucking mind. Which is funny to say because I was brought up around a lot of abstract expressionism.
My dad was really into the art world.
Was he an artist?
He was a wholesale food distributor. He became close friends with a guy who worked for Gagosian in L.A. I was a weird kid and I’d go hang out at the gallery after school.
Not too many kids hang out at Gagosian. Any other art-related childhood memories?
Kenny Scharf made this insane painted telephone for my dad. I remember using it as a kid. It’s kind of odd that my dad was into that. If you were to meet my parents, you wouldn’t ever guess. They were into clean stuff: Rothko, Brice Marden, John McGlaughlin. So I don’t know what that Scharf thing was all about. My dad was also really into Ed Ruscha. Ed did some sort of lithograph of a chicken that my dad basically had copied and put on a surfboard. It made sense. My dad sells chicken. He also surfs. He also likes Ed Ruscha.
(Untitled)’s Adam Goldberg on the Art World and His Fear of Acting Injuries (New York Magazine)