Tag Archive | "Tom Wolfe"

High Art, Art on the Streets and planters on Tejon Street

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Thirty-five years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote “The Painted Word,” an exuberant dissection of “serious” modern art, in theory and practice. Wolfe saw the art world as a cult, complete with acolytes, shamans, and cult leaders – all dedicated to elaborate flim – flammery, to scamming the ignorant and gullible into believing that High Art must […]

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Vroom! Vroom!

Monday, March 16, 2009

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Ten o’clock Sunday morning in the hills of North Carolina. Cars, miles of cars, in every direction, millions of cars, pastel cars, aqua green, aqua blue, aqua beige, aqua buff, aqua dawn, aqua dusk, aqua aqua, aqua Malacca, Malacca lacquer, cloud lavender, assassin pink, rake-a-cheek raspberry. Nude strand coral, honest thrill orange, and baby fawn […]

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