Artists on Ad
I was a student in the Art Department of Brooklyn College in the 50s.
I took an art history class taught by Ad Reinhardt.
He wore dark jackets, dark trousers, dark shirts, and dark slim knit ties.
Black, brown, navy, grey, no patterns.
I imagine he wore dark socks and shoes, but he stood behind a desk.
I remember the color and shape of him against the blackboard when he turned to write with chalk.
He gave a final exam with these 1st 3 questions:
What is Art?
What is what?
What is is?
I was 16 or 17 and I think those three questions changed my life.
But now I’m 76 so would I trust me if I were you?
DAVID GORDON is a choreographer and a founding member of Judson Dance Theater in the 1960s.