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In fact, she was so much focused on being forward-looking that I think there’s a way in which she didn’t sort of take care of or shape her image. She said the worst thing that ever happened to her was the photograph of ‘The Irascibles’ in Life magazine in 1951 [below right], but I think if it hadn’t been for that photograph, nobody would know who she is! I think Hedda felt that it hurt because the associations she thought were false. She didn’t consider herself an abstract artist. She thought basically she was discovering America and drawing America as she saw it. She didn’t think she was an expressionist, she thought she was an anti-emotive artist. She also felt like the men were peeved at her because they thought her presence, a woman’s presence took away from the seriousness of their mission.
From left, works from 1989: “The United States Courts Are Partial to the Government,” “No Mandatory Patriotism” (center) and “The United States Government Destroys Art.”
robert j coady,
man of the soil.
Almost one year since creating the worst oil spill in US history, BP is holding steadfastly to its response strategy: Duck and hope for the best. At its annual shareholder meeting in London yesterday, five Gulf residents who flew in to tell investors about their loss of livelihood were denied entry. A few tried to sneak in, among them 62-year-old Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from Seadrift, Texas, who covered herself in oil to make a statement. Police arrested her for "breaching the peace," the Associated Press reports. Others who made it in were dragged out by security guards
John M. Johansen Plastic Tent House 1974
on trashing roy
the modern cabin
17 % are empty
“If Florida is going to have a comeback anytime soon, investors are going to have to play a role,” said Rick Sharga, a senior vice president at RealtyTrac. “There are just too many properties for traditional home buyers to absorb.”
lamp fix 101
digging up Lisa Gherardini>
Going Condo or Getting Boutiqued?
The longtime residents of the Chelsea Hotel are playing a game of which is worse.
red and white quilts
New England Modernism
Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Tesla?
A new report by Morgan Stanley suggests that electric car startup Tesla is in good position to break into the Big Three to become "America's fourth automaker." The brokerage believes that increasing gas prices and promises of governmental support for alternative fuel vehicles may help launch the manufacturer to global success.