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Review of Stevens and Swan book on de Kooning

 
 
Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2004 08:58 pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/books/review/12GROOMSL.html?8bu
Red Grooms' review on de Kooning book by Stevens and Swan, NYTimes

Title of the review is "When de Kooning was King".
You may have to register for the NYTimes online to read this (I'm not sure, I've read it online for years now.)
Anyway, I loved the review of the book by Red Grooms, and expect to enjoy the book if I can get ahold of it.

How about you?



I hadn't noticed that the link was messed up on my post. I've fixed it...
at least for me. If you didn't catch it the first week, you may have to pay to read the thing now. (osso on 6/22/05)
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 10:22 am
Hey, just found this thread. Thanks for the link -- you know De Kooning is one of my favorites (no secret there).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 11:27 am
Glad you ran across this...
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 04:25 pm
I ordered the book (through the site so they'd get credit -- Craven is tiring of beans).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Jan, 2005 07:12 pm
Good. I like deKooning too, will be interested on your take on the book.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 06:28 pm
I'd like to pick it up.

I really enjoyed Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage. Seems like it was a decade ago, but it made quite an impression.

He remains an enigmatic character to me. What was his deal with women?

I was very impressed with Elaine. I hadn't known the Kennedys were so forward thinking as to confidently ask an ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONIST to do a portrait. <LOL> That's nervy!

Two deeply interesting people.

What did you make of them?

(I've decided to get the new book.)

I also got a kick out of the competition with Pollack and contemporaries.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 06:52 pm
Here's a little gossip fest for you: Lee Hall who wrote Elaine and Bill briefly ran Rhode Island School of Design, until she was forced out for being a tyrant. She wanted faculty to hand over 25% of their earnings to the school when they exhibited and sold their art.

After she got canned from RISD she wrote Elaine and Bill, which, in my opinion dug into their personal lives in a way that was more lurid than informative.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 26 May, 2005 06:55 pm
Thanks for the perspective.

What do you think would be the best book on him, or them?
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2005 09:55 am
Well, actually, go to Hirschel Chipp's book: Theories of Modern Art and read the essay written by De Kooning. Straight from the horses mouth.
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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2005 05:12 pm
Great. Thanks.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Sat 28 May, 2005 11:19 am
Sure 'nuff.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 05:04 pm
I'm only up to chapter two. Get back to you later.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 05:07 pm
I'm not interested in de Kooning, you see I have TWO JLNobodys to hang in my home.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 06:02 pm
Such gladness in my heart.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 06:55 pm
Oh, good... wonder which ones...
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 08:33 pm
I've only got one...oh, you mean the paintings.
That's for Dys to reveal.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 09:03 pm
Or conceal, as the case may be.
(I'm delighted, you know.)
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 10:10 pm
Smile
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