January 28, 2004

Saltz on Gorky via Rosenberg

I wish I was in New York to see this show (in the snow, too!):

"Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective of Drawings," Nov. 20, 2003-Feb. 15, 2004, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021

Check this out... Jerry Saltz, who's reviewing the show, an article I found in ArtNet:

Describing Arshile Gorky's painstaking apprenticeship from afar to Picasso, Harold Rosenberg wrote, "From Picasso Gorky learned: above all, keep at it. If you have no ideas, draw the model. If you have no model, copy reproductions. If you are depressed, draw; if you get drunk, go home and start a picture. If there is shooting outside the window, go on drawing. For the artist, there is only one real situation, and only one salvation: art."
Posted by Dennis at January 28, 2004 1:23 PM

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