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Distance from Marfa

That Marfa is becoming a destination might have been amusing to the artist [Donald Judd]. “When Judd lived in Marfa, he already thought it was too crowded,” [Ann Temkin, chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern … Continue reading

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“A Weaver Who Changed Art”

“[Anni Albers] could’ve done painting later on, but she immersed herself in thread: Anni was a great person for working with limitations,” [Nicholas Fox] Weber said. “She used thread to make abstract art. Her best wall hangings from the Bauhaus … Continue reading

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Feelings and Imagination

I once authored a proto-blog in the BI (Before Internet) epoch, an ante-deluvian moment on the cyber-scale of time. I was based in a rambling bayou city situated in a large, hidebound, arrière-garde, rump-facing state of the sector of the … Continue reading

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Rei Kawakubo: “Angry with easy fashion”

[Adrian Joffe, Kawakubo’s husband, acts as interpreter during The Guardian interview, conversing with her in Japanese and relaying her answers to the English journalist. She seems to understand English.] “She said I should explain to you the amount of work … Continue reading

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“Big ego, low self-esteem”

Is there a certain type of artwork that you keep in your bedroom? Strangely, there are works of mine in the bedroom, but they’re not works that I’ve shown. They’re experiments with painting, plants and patterns, very quiet things. I … Continue reading

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Personal Goal

When I was a student of literature I recall being influenced by a school of critical theory (Rene Wellek?) that said an author’s biography was irrelevant to a consideration of his or her text. Once it was loosed from the … Continue reading

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“Deliberation rather than grace”

“Despite his anarchistic impulses, Wojnarowicz [pronounced voyna-ROH-vitch]  was a methodical worker, a planner. The Rimbaud series was carefully developed through notebook drawings, examples of which are on view. Self-taught, he painted the way certain writers write, with deliberation rather than … Continue reading

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