Harmony Korine is a writer, filmmaker, and artist whose credits include “KIDS,” “Gummo” and most recently “Trash Humpers.” He lives in Tennessee with his wife Rachel and daughter Lefty. Last week, it was reported that his next movie “Spring Breakers” will star James Franco and Selena Gomez.
How did you first get interested in contemporary art?
After watching that TV show “Hard Copy” with Cady Noland… and also meeting Al Jolson’s crippled son at a museum by my house. He was giving lectures.
Fair to say that Josh Smith is one of your best friends in the art world?
Josh is great… we started buying up abandoned parking lots across the United States. He just bought a great one in Kentucky; it was a crime scene and he got it for a discount. I bought one in Delaware with transluscent parking lot curbs.
What was your experience of Art Basel Miami this year?
I saw a redheaded artist get run over by a Hummer the first day. He seemed to like it.
Art show you’re looking forward to seeing?
The J.B. Murry retrospective at the African American Folk Art booth at the Nashville Tennessee fairgrounds in conjunction with the local community college for the blind.
Favorite artist quote?
“I’m addicted to Altoids. I call them ‘acting pills.’” – Harrison Ford