Matthew Jeffrey Abrams is a writer living in New York. He was a 2016 nominee for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and he holds a Ph.D. from Yale in art history. His work appears regularly in magazines, monographs, journals and exhibition catalogs, and he runs an experimental art-criticism project on Instagram.
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.