night after my father passed away, I spent some time wandering around his studio,
trying to absorb his presence, still fresh: his most recent works propped up against
the wall, water glasses half-emptied, half-full, a roll of canvas recently cut,
yet with many yards remaining.
father studied Chinese landscape painting at Princeton, was stationed in Paris
after the war, where he met Picasso and painted with Jacques Villon (Duchamp's
brother), returned to New York and befriended artists like David Smith, exhibited
for years with Betty Parsons, collected masks and sculpture from New Guinea; it's
- Luke Gray, February, 2005
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