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Glenn O'Brien

Glenn O'Brien is a writer and editor whose work mainly focuses on art, music, and fashion. Early in his career Glenn was a member of Andy Warhol's Factory, where he contributed to the magazine Andy Warhol's Interview. He later returned to editing Interview magazine when he was appointed the editorial director of Brant Publications (2008-2009). From 1978 to 1982, O'Brien hosted the public access cable television show The Party, interviewing emerging artists and musicians such as David Byrne, Klaus Nomi, August Darnell, Fab 5 Freddy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Amos Poe, Blondie, The Clash, DNA, and The Fleshtones. Glenn is currently the co-editor of the arts and literature magazine The Bald Ego and frequently contributes to GQ Magazine.


Bald Ego Online

The late arts writer Glenn O'Brien and poet Max Blagg hosted the Bald Ego Online series from 2005-2006, featuring Duncan Hannah, Ron Padgett, Anna Akhmatova, Donald Barthelme, an Anthology of New York Poets, and more. 

After O'Brien passed away in 2017, Clocktower re-introduced the series in remembrance of the writer's life in the New York art scene. He will be sorely missed.   

Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section. 


Armory Show 2006: Bald Ego Edition

Max Blagg and Glenn O'Brien sit in the Art International Radio skybox high above the acres of art and cool, casting their canny gaze across the affairs below.