Portraits & Passages

A Memoir of an Artist

Introduction -  Narcissus Dancing
                           A Performance in Photographs
                           Lightning on Sinai - The Church’s Mercy

Table of Contents

Preface -  The Return to Compassion; Art on the Demise of the Avant-garde

Book I

1 -   Ship of Fools
2 -  
Sailing Against the Wind - Darthea Speyer, Jonathan Borofsky, Mel Bochner
3 -   Father, Vulture, Holy Butterfly - Darthea Speyer
4 -   Barbara Schwartz - "Joseph Accused by Potiphar's Wife"
5 -   Elaine de Kooning
6 -   Aladar Marburger - "A Heart of Darkness"
7 -   Bill Jensen
8 -   Pam Newhouse
9 -   Roy Cohn, Joseph Papp, and The Public Theatre Hangings
10 - Madame Butterfly - "The Portrait of Jack Depp and Richard Magpion"
11 - "White Madonna" - Treasure Abandoned in a Closet
12 - John Bennett - "29 Downing Street"
13 - The Empire Striking Back, Judd Tully - "Flash Art"
14 - Leo Bates
15 - Robert Kushner - "Syda Yoga and Baba Mucktananda"
16 - Tompkins Square
17 - Philip Pearlstein - "The Barren Womb"
18 - The Magazines - Art News, Art In America, Art Forum
19 - The Advertising Page as Alternative Exhibition Space - Ingrid Sischy
20 - The Prodigal Son
21 - Thomas Gibson - "The White Man's Burden"
22 - Si Newhouse and the Post-Modern Before its Time
23 - Philip Pearlstein and the Rome Prize Recommendation  Refused - Herbert Simon and Robert Lepper
24 - Faces
25 - "Ship of Fools" - History Repeating Itself
26 - The Work of Mourning
27 - Ashes in the Wind
28 - The Oven's Womb
29 - Entartete Kunst - Degenerate Art / The German Girl - "She Dreams She Flies"
30 - Lorenzo Pezzatini
31 - "German & Jew Like Siamese Twins"  / Kasper Konig, Anselm Kiefer - "The Carnegie International"
32 - Knight Landesman
33 - Bucks County
34 - Friendships Left by the Roadside-Stories on the Wind
35 - Portraits: Messages From the Beyond Sent Through Time
36 - The Actor Hiding from His Muse- The Portrait of Larry Blauvelt-A Saintly Comedy
37 - The Abysmal The Censor Heedless on the Throne of Judgement-The Case Against Linda Nochlin
38 - Belle Tolls: A Retake
39 - The Outlaw Artist
40 - Serendipity- Alexander Calder and a New Years Message for Peace 1966
41 - Providence in Motion
42 - A Painting Abandoned in a Paris Basement
43 - Rocky and Bullwinkle
44 - Romance Found in the Paris Metro- Valley of the Kings
45 - Cross Purposes- Loyalty and Betryal- And Moving On
46 - Below the Salt
47- What is Fair to the Goose is Fairto the Gander- A spiritual Undertaking- A Godson Denied
 

Book II - Beginnings and Endings


  1 - The Reluctant Ganymede
  2 - The Pursuit of Seriousness, David Edward Byrd
  3 - The Reluctant Writer
  4 - A Conceptual Chessboard of Players
  5 - The Self-Portrait as Personal Journal
  6 - Artist and Patron
  7 - Portraits of My Mother
  8 - Robert Lepper
  9 - A Songbird on the Wing
 10 -The Word “Art”
 11 - John Lilly
 12 - Sisters
 13  The Seamstress in the Band
 14 - Susan Lilly
 15 - Lynn
 

 Book III - The Penumbra
  Is That All There is - The German Girl

 

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