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terence-clarke's picture
Aug.09.2013
  Those of us who live in California know quite a lot about Richard Diebenkorn. One of the great American artists of the 20th century, Diebenkorn is noted for, among other things, his long sojourns in Berkeley and Santa Monica. His world fame was established once he had begun his...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.12.2012
I spoke last night at the Diekeou Collection in Denver, the venue for a talk on cultural policy cosponsored byWESTAF and Arts for Colorado. My subject was “Getting Our Hopes Up: Envisioning Art at The Center,” an exploration of the fear of disappointment and how it has...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Aug.25.2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently invited Tracey Emin, a purveyor of work which is shit even by the standards of contemporary art, to produce something – they probably call it “an installation” – for Number 10, Downing Street. Emin, who won the Turner Prize for exhibiting her own used-...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.06.2010
A friend of mine was lunching with a Scandinavian author a while back. At one point, the writer joked: “But that’s enough of me talking about myself. What do YOU think of me?” Unlike that charming Scandinavian, I don’t care what you think of me. Don’t be offended – I'm not interested in what I...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Nov.16.2008
Pierre Boulez at the Louvre. Went back to see it again this afternoon. Two rooms, a few drawings, water colors (Delacroix, Degas, Klee, Kandinsky, Giacometti), four glass cases of musical scores (Boulez, Stravinsky, Wagner, Berio...), a copy of Mallarme's "Coup de Des," four blocks of text about...