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High Street 3.5 — Downhill Racing (cont.)

October 22nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

“Art is not difficult because it wishes to be difficult, but because it wishes to be art.” — Donald Barthelme, “Not-Knowing” (from Not-Knowing, ed. Herzinger)

High Street 3.5 — “Downhill Racing” (cont.) is posted today.

(Tomorrow: High Street 3.6 — “Downhill Racing” (cont.))

Tags: Donald Barthelme · High Street · Lit & Crit · Words

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Oct 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Very smooth, Mr. Barthelme.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Oct 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Averil, have you seen “The Mystery of Picasso”? It’s a 75-minute film of him at work. I saw it last year through NetFlix. My wife and I watched it twice (she’s also an artist). I recommend it.

  • 3 Averil Dean // Oct 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

    No I haven’t, but I was just mentioning to Catherine about a Picasso I saw years ago at Bellagio here in Vegas. Portrait of Dora Maar. It was the first time I understood the way force of personality could translate into an artist’s work, the way the power of an idea could survive and be communicated. That painting is the only thing I remember about the exhibit. It overpowered everything else in the room.

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely look for the film.

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