Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Epic Art Fraud”

Everybody knows that the war is over. Everybody knows that the good guys lost. –Leonard Cohen An article in the Guardian refers to Walter Keane’s big eyed children as an epic art fraud.  Of course, Keane’s epic art faud pales … Continue reading

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Hyman Bloom: Visionary American Painter


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Edmund Dulac: Arabian Nights


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Isaac Bashevis Singer on Art

Lodewijk Toeput, The Tower of Babel, 1587 While the following quote from Isaac Bashevis Singer, from his Author’s Note introducing his Collected Short Stories, is about literature his remarks can be just as easily applied to the entire jumble of post-war American Art … Continue reading

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On Truth

It is a general rule that when the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of falsehood. –Isaac Bashevis Singer Truth is not determined by a majority vote.–Pope Benedict XVI In the American art world, the … Continue reading

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Stéphane Mallarmé Letter to Théodore Aubenel

Édouard Manet, Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1876 July 28, 1866 I haven’t had a moment to explain the enigma of my last letter, and I certainly don’t want to be an enigma to such good friends as you, even though … Continue reading

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More About Bullshit

Following along on my post, The Bullshit Machine,  here’s one of America’s beloved comics telling Americans they’re a group of total morons while they laugh hilariously.: Herbert Katzman, Portrait of a Grouch at 65, 1988 I’m drowning in bullshit. I wanted to … Continue reading

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