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Archive for January 26th, 2007

 

Wallace Burman and Semina

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Semina, #1–9. A Return Trip to a Faraway Place Called Underground By HOLLAND COTTER New York Times, January 26, 2007 Time is forever. Love is the goal. Art is what you are, not what you do. Many young artists and poets in California in the 1950s and ’60s felt and lived this way. And a […]

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Images of Nijinsky

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I have an abiding fascination with the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev‘s company which electrified the art world from 1909 up to the impressario’s death in 1929. One of the reasons for this—aside from the obvious gay dimension and the extraordinary roster of talent involved—is probably Diaghilev’s success in carrying the Symbolist impulses of the fin […]

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Noxious administrations

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President Nixon by Gerald Scarfe (1972). “Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for—but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him.” Hunter S Thompson, Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004. Hunter S Thompson wasn’t the only Nixon critic to regret […]

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