Remembering Ingrid Sischy: Cultural Maven, Visionary Icon & Friend

by Logan Verlaque · July 27, 2015

Remembering Ingrid Sischy: Cultural Maven, Visionary Icon & Friend

To "the ones wandering the streets, or just staring off into the middle distances, lost in the knowledge that a beloved original in an age of generics has gone somewhere else and left them behind," we walk with you, (Graydon Carter). Friday's sun set in mourning over the day that saw the loss of Ingrid Sischy. The 63-year-old cultural maven lost her characteristically honest fight with breast cancer. As the former editor of Art Forum, critic at the New York Times, editor in chief of Interview, Sischy left behind her current posts as contributing editor at Vanity Fair and international editor for Condé Nast. Sischy was ever-present and ever-loved; tears swell in the art and fashion world. Beyond her ability to compose lyrical prose and draw out the rawest sides of her subjects, it is Sischy's friendship with honesty and search for truth that has us weeping.