Posts Tagged ‘Beethoven’

Busch-Reisinger Museum

Saturday, September 14th, 1991

A crowded stage, and all the players on it. A king, wearing a crown, stabs himself in the heart. A woman looks at her reflec­tion in a mirror, next to a statue of a Greek god. Modern men and women read the news­paper, talk, flirt, and fight with real knives. MAX BECK­MANN’s The Actors aims to encom­pass all of Art and Life in thick, sure slashes of paint.

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Ed Ruscha

Friday, September 8th, 1989

From the window of the studio ED RUSCHA had in the 1960’s, he could see a sign reading HOLLYWOOD. The big white letters are as flat an fake as an old, aban­doned movie set, crum­pled and peeling, with some of the letters falling down. But Ruscha’s many images of that sign make it a real sign, lumi­nous and charged with light.

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