The following interview is an unedited Gmail chat with New York-based artist Erik Wysocan. Wysocan recently had his first solo exhibition in New York, A Thousand & One Nights, at Andrea Rosen Gallery. I had the opportunity to chat with Erik about his latest work, his past, West Coast Minimalism and the inventor of the waterbed (which was Robert Heinlein not Philip K. Dick - my bad)

Erik Wysocan's website.