I met with Justin Vivian Bond on a sunny and warm Monday in the East Village. As I was lead into v’s apartment I couldn’t help but feel like this place was a reflection of v’s being. The walls are adorned with works that v has created through the years as well as works by other artists, in the living room stands an upright piano with records and song books all around. Justin offers me some water and we sit down next to v’s 17-year-old cat Pearl. We begin discussing conversations between people and Justin tells me a story about one of v’s friends who v had to tell to stop talking, because “a conversation involves more than one person, and right now you’re not having one.”
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