Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012
Post #1541 • March 28, 2012, 9:24 AM • 1 Comment
Hilton Kramer died yesterday morning. I wrote an essay for The New York Sun on my relatively recent exposure to his work. A line therein was quoted in this morning's Wall Street Journal, on page A6 if you have the print edition.
James Panero at Supreme Fiction, and my editor at The New Criterion, has been rounding up appreciations. The May issue of TNC will be devoted to Kramer's legacy.
When one walks among giants, one expects them to collide. In 2002, Kramer asked at length in The New Criterion, "Does abstract art have a future?" Walter Darby Bannard replied, and Kramer replied briefly in turn. That all discussions could take place at such a high level of erudition and expertise.