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Friday, April 27, 2018

Elegy for Missoula

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Part I — From 1:30 AM Tuesday

Tom Wolfe in The Painted Word   (1975) 

“I am willing (now that so much has been revealed!)
to predict that in the year 2000, when the Metropolitan
or the Museum of Modern Art puts on the great
retrospective exhibition of American Art 1945-75,
the three artists who will be featured, the three seminal
figures of the era, will be not Pollock, de Kooning, and
Johns-but Greenberg, Rosenberg, and Steinberg.
Up on the walls will be huge copy blocks, eight and a half
by eleven feet each, presenting the protean passages of
the period … a little ‘fuliginous flatness’ here … a little
‘action painting’ there … and some of that ‘all great art
is about art’ just beyond. Beside them will be small
reproductions of the work of leading illustrators of
the Word from that period….”

Part II — Hollywood Moment

Part III — The Kreisberg Syllabus

Part IV — Montana Sunset

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