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Post #1005 • May 21, 2007, 2:35 PM • 21 Comments
I'm going to be hammering on these pretty hard from now until late June, so drop back by for unannounced updates. (I may include them in roundups.) I give you Color, Paint, and Present-Day Painting from 1966, and three letters to editors from '68 and '69. Given the recent commenting about art writing, it seems apropos.
Some thoughts: can you imagine Artforum running anything like that '66 article today? There are some artists from whom I'd love to hear first-person accounts of how they do what they do, but I guess that's now seen as overly crafty or something. Pity, that. Also, that letter from Porter is easily the flakiest thing I've seen come out of his typewriter. I quite like his criticism for the most part.