MATTHEW SIMMS is a professor of art history at CSU Long Beach. His monograph on Robert Irwin is under advance contract with Yale University Press.
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In a note to Betty Parsons, Reinhardt mused about his upcoming exhibition at Virginia Dwans Westwood gallery, his very first solo show in Los Angeles, while highlighting its seemingly apocalyptic timing.
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One of the supporting characters in The Man Who Wasnt There (2001), written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, is a flashy lawyer who resolves to exonerate a woman accused of murder by using a simplified version of Heisenbergs uncertainly principle. The harder the jury looks at the evidence, he will argue, the more the act of looking changes the evidence, rendering it ambiguous and leading to what he is ultimately afterreasonable doubt.