Archive for the ‘Autobiographical sketches’ Category

Postscript

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Thanks to all the Artists and Friends who inspired me along the Way.

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Hans Wegner/ The Bear Chair

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Hans Wegner, the legendary Danish furni­ture-maker, always worked with natural mate­rials like wood and wool, and his furni­ture reflects both the natural world and abstract art; you can see traces of Bran­cusi and Picasso in it, as well as animals and trees. He designed more than five hundred chairs during his long and illus­trious career. One of them belongs to me.

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A California Dream

Tuesday, May 15th, 1990

The places we have known do not belong only to the world of space on which we map them for our own conve­nience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impres­sions that composed our life at the time; the memory of a partic­ular image is but regret for a partic­ular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugi­tive, alas, as the years.”

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Radio Days

Sunday, October 13th, 1985

Some­thing magical happened when the micro­phone was turned on: all my doubts disap­peared. I devel­oped the habit of reading every­thing out loud, so my writing became more natural and tuned into my voice. I had a huge audi­ence. For the first time in my life, people were listening to what I had to say, and I loved it.

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Becoming an Art Critic

Thursday, April 13th, 1978

In 1979, an 11th century Persian poem with 50,000 rhyming couplets, illu­mi­nated by tiny paint­ings in exquisite colors made from crushed jewels and insects’ wings, inspired my first story about art. For the next 20 years, I wrote, published, and broad­cast hundreds of Stories about Art in Boston and beyond. This is how it all began.

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