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Christopher French

CHRISTOPHER FRENCH is a painter and writer, and President of AICA-USA.

Guest Critic

Vocabulary of the Possible

I have invited writers with opinions about how art and words can reinforce and enlarge each other to satisfy the one-to-one communication that Rosenberg saw as the only solution to alienated mass culture.

Against the Proposition that “Art is Art and Everything Else is Everything Else”

As much as I admire him, I am here to argue against one of Reinhardt’s more famous pronouncements: “Art is art. Everything else is everything else.”

If Picasso Is So Sexy, Why Is No One On TV Talking About Art?

American Idol judge Randy Jackson, in a TV promo for the upcoming season, describe the show as the “Picasso of its kind.” Wow!


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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