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Ben Eastham Athens

It was January, and I was in Athens to write a book about art. I was at a taverna because I was, on that day, failing to write a book about art.

April 23, 2018
Matthew Jeffrey Abrams Meeting Gabriel

Peter Mayne, it turned out, had spent much of the past twenty years living off the grid. But for the next two hours he sat with me and my recorder, and he told me things about his old friend Agnes that no one had ever heard before.

April 9, 2018
Jacob Dreyer Garden of Extinct Flowers

Isn’t our art world a good place to start inventing a language of universal humanity, one which will be durable enough to survive what’s coming?

March 26, 2018
Kate Zambreno Stills/Faces

When working on the book about my mother I often stared at an image of Marlene Dumas’s painting of the recently dead Marilyn Monroe, painted from a photograph from her autopsy. Autopsy comes from the Greek: to see with one’s own eyes.

March 12, 2018