Bill Powers You Know Me 1

You Know Me !


January 2011

1: How do we know you?

I met Patrick when I was editor-in-chief of Blackbook in ’97 at an event somewhere.

2: What is your latest project?

We are mounting an exhibition for abstract painter Hermann Amann which will open on December 23rd at half gallery.  And I’ve just launched a new online art website called Exhibition A.

3: Where are you living?

In West Village two blocks away from where I lived on Bank Street in high school.

4: What don’t we know about you?

I was born with a club foot.

5: What is your favorite travel destination?

We always go to the DR for New Years.

6: What inspires you?


7: If not yourself, who would you be?

A ski bum.

8: What book is your bible?

Living Well is the Best Revenge.

9: What is your favorite word?

Pinkieswear…okay, it’s probably two words…or at least hyphenated.

10: Who is your biggest hero?

My friends.

11: How would you define success?

Being brave.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Not a question but a quick story about Patrick. He went to see his high school guidance counselor who asked him what his hobbies were — ostensibly to monetize them.  Patrick replied, ” I like going out partying,” to which his guidance counselor said, “Well, you’ll never make any money doing that.”

Bill Powers may now be best known by the general public for his role as judge in the hit Bravo reality show Work of Art, but he has been a respected member of the art community and a devoted “art fan” for years. He is the co-owner of half gallery and the editor-at-large for Purple Fashion magazine. He has also just launched a new art website Exhibition A.


Exhibition A

half gallery

Questions by PMc Magazine

Photography by Patrick McMullan for

Design by Marie Havens


Bill Powers, Cynthia Rowley, Bergdorf Goodman Fashion Night Out, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, September 10, 2010, Photography by Patrick McMullan for

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