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Giant Steps

Posted By Alex Belth On August 7, 2012 @ 7:43 am In 1: Featured,Arts and Culture,Obituaries | Comments Disabled


Rest in Peace, Robert Hughes [2], a wonderful critic [3] and author [4].


The Daily Beast has a nice collection of Hughes’ best quotes [6]. Here’s an interview he once did with R. Crumb [7].

Go to You Tube and look up The Shock of the New or American Visions. You’ll be entertained and will learn a ton.

I met him once, briefly, in the New York Public Library. Mark Lamster introduced us. This morning, Mark posted a funny bit on his Facebook page:

My most memorable conversation with Robert Hughes, in the NYPL Allen room [8]:

Me: “What are you working on now?”
Him, with gruff humor: “Another goddamn book.”

[Photo Credit: News Image Limited Library [9]; featured painting by Richard Diebenkorn]

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[2] Robert Hughes: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/07/robert-hughes

[3] wonderful critic: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-art-critic-robert-hughes-dies-at-74-20120806,0,2138018.story

[4] author: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/robert-hughes-eloquent-and-combative-art-critic-dies-at-74/

[5] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Hughes-560x745.jpg

[6] The Daily Beast has a nice collection of Hughes’ best quotes: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/07/robert-hughes-s-best-quotes-on-art-australia-and-more.html

[7] an interview he once did with R. Crumb: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1055105,00.html

[8] the NYPL Allen room: http://observer.com/2010/07/inside-the-citys-last-silent-place/

[9] News Image Limited Library: http://www.news.com.au/news/gallery-fn78rwin-1226444553055?page=1

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