Monthly Archives: January 2015

Giorgio Di Chirico/J. G. Ballard

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute. –J.G. Ballard In a completely sane world, madness is the only … Continue reading

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Little Known Artists (1)

“The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. the greater the ‘genius’ of the personage, the greater the profit.” – George Grosz “Capital is money, capital is commodities. By … Continue reading

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Chris Murray

I’d like to recommend a wonderfully inspiring film on the great living American artist Chris Murray called “Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon.” The film was made by his brother Tom Murray and is one of the best documentaries I’ve ever … Continue reading

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What Is Art?

I’ve wrestled with the question for much of my life. Fortunately, I live in a country with people who are sophisticated and intelligent enough to have understood instinctively what art is and what it wasn’t, as it was displayed in … Continue reading

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Paul Delvaux: The Sleepwalker of Saint-Idesbald

  “I never work with the idea that I might have any talent. There’s no such thing. Quite the opposite. I always feel that I’ve never done what I wanted. There’s always a doubt–and I always hope to achieve something … Continue reading

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