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    MONDRIAN80

    Highly recommend that you see this show up at Norte Maar in Brooklyn. “So what’s changed in the field of abstract painting now that generations have ingested, consumed, devoured, and regurgitated the art of Mondrian? Does the purity he sought…

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    Manet’s Left Foot

    Degas’ painting of Manet and his wife still fascinates, even with the raw linen – maybe because of the raw linen. It’s said that Manet did not like the portrayal of his wife and cut the bit right off. Others…

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    SI.VM E.T A.V.VM

    Corso: Could it be a forgery?Pedro: A forgery? You heard that, Pablo?Pablo: I took you for a professional, señor. You speak too lightly of forgeries.Pedro: Far too lightly.Pablo: Forging a book is expensive. Paper of the period, the right inks….…

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    September?

    “… we have an interesting situation here in which we are supposed to make things that aren’t boring… as the great music producer Tom Dowd said, “…the first rule of writing a song is don’t bore us get to the…

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    Fly on the Wall – Yearning for Relaxation

    “Over the past hundred and thirty years and more the best new painting and sculpture (and the best new poetry) have in their time proven a challenge and a trial to the art lover — a challenge and a trial…

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    FLY ON THE WALL – Delicious Mischief

    Americans have little patience for depth or nuance. We are a literal people. We want things when we want them. We prefer the surface of things. We want the answers to our questions presented to us with no funny business.…

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    FLY ON THE WALL – Dead But Won’t Lay Down

    “In a period epitomized by Godard’s “Breathless” (1960), striving young Europeans shook off the war-dimmed legacies of their national cultures for the confident flash of things American. New York Abstract Expressionism and Pop art and, a bit later, minimalism became…