Thursday, January 24, 2013
I haven't posted in over a month. I'll provide a few updates by way of explanation in coming days. But in the meantime: earlier today I gave a talk at the Saint Louis Art Museum, on midcentury American painting and modern graphic culture. A discussion, really, about modernism. It was a nice group. We were in Gallery 337, which at the moment holds an early Guston, a couple Marsden Hartleys, a Motherwell, two Ralston Crawfords and a nice little Stuart Davis, among other things.
I'm repeating the same talk tomorrow at 5:00 pm. If you're in St. Louis and free, come on by the museum. Admission is free and there isn't any registration or anything formal; they just herd the group into the gallery and we go.
Much more to say soon.
Image: Marsden Hartley, Driftwood on the Bagaduce, 1939-40. Not the greatest reproduction, having just spent time with the real thing. The browns of the painting have collapsed into blacks in the reproduction.