Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Detroit Artists Monthly will be re-launched.

DAM was a not-for-profit arts' publication, based in Detroit from 1976- 1981 supported in part by the Michigan Foundation for the Arts, Michigan Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. It featured international and local visual and performing artists including: Andy Warhol, Edward Ruscha, Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Carl Andre, Dick Higgins, Marcia Tucker, John Neff, Robert Pincus-Witten, Ray Johnson, and many others.

Diane Spodarek was the founder, along with Randy Delbeke in Detroit. She was the magazine's editor and known for her hard-hitting and off-beat interviews with artists and art critics. The DAM was always about supporting artists and towards the end of its existence supporting musicians who were artists as well.

Interviews, stories, anecdotes, etc. past and present to follow. If you have anything to contribute, drop me a line.


  1. Dear Diane,

    My name is Ed Lessard and I have been trying to get in contact with you in regards to reprinting the cover of an issue of Detroit Artist's Monthly in an upcoming WCMA and LACMA joint exhibition catalog. If you get this, please drop me an email at so I can give you more information. All the best, and I hope DAM relaunches someday!

    Ed Lessard

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    2. Yikes! that was 2011; not 2012. sorry about that!