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    SUBMISSION:
I miss you….
photo record of painting (destroyed 8.22.13)
by andrewshachat.tumblr.com

    SUBMISSION:

    I miss you….

    photo record of painting (destroyed 8.22.13)

    by andrewshachat.tumblr.com

    Posted on Friday, September 6th 2013

    What is Art— and Why Even Ask?

    Long ago, Willem de Kooning and John Cage were sitting in one of the downtown cafeterias that New York artists used to frequent. Throwing a couple of packets of sugar on the table, Cage said, “This could be art.” De Kooning’s reply: “No it couldn’t.” Neither Cage, practitioner of the I Ching, nor de Kooning, academically trained painter, was affected, then or later, by the other’s remarks. Yet I am nagged by the memory of this exchange, for it implies a question: what is art?

    Posted on Thursday, September 5th 2013