Issue edited by Ingrid Sischy. Essays "Chasing Dreams: Victor Hitchcock and Alfred Burgin," by Jean Fisher; "Obsessive Pictures or Opposition to the Norm: Noteworthy Aspects of the Engaged Imagination in the New German Art," by Annelie Pohlen; "A Progression by Chuck Close: Who's Afraid of Photography?" by Chuck Close; "The Death of Semiotics (In Late Modern Architecture); The Corruption of Metaphor (In Post-Modernism); The Birth of the 'Punctum' (In Neomania)," by Douglas Davis; "Romare Bearden Sees in a Memory," by Myron Schwartzman; "Books: For Georges Remi/Hergé," by Frederic Tuten; "Free Speech," by Greil Marcus; "Forum," by Max Kozloff, Kay Larson, and Donald Kuspit. Reviews by Jean Fisher, Donald Kuspit, Annelie Pohlen, Charles Hagen, Thomas McEvilley, Lisa Liebmann, John Howell, Glenn O'Brien, Thomas Lawson, Kate Linker, Patricia Phillips, Richard Armstrong, Ronny Cohen, Jeanne Silverthorne, Scott MacDonald, Judith Russi Kirshner, Ed Hill, Suzanne Bloom, Susan C. Larsen, Suzaan Boettger, Richard Cork, Paul Groot, Max Wechsler, and Pier Luigi Tazzi. Cover: Chuck Close.