Category Archives: People

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The Master, Margarita, and Mona

Even when she was seated and still, Mona was a moving picture. Best of friends for years, we were separated by geography. Then by death. Born in Cairo, Mona grew up in London. She’d studied all over Europe, spoke four … Continue reading

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Many years ago I participated in a Parian exhibition based on mythology. Using recycled materials, I made the above painting about Omphale and Hercules. The text is rewritten below: Ομφαλός. Hercules’ first home was his mother’s body. But once the … Continue reading

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It was 1926 and in Paris the autumn leaves were falling. For our weekend rendezvous, Hugh and I went to the Folies Bergère to see Josephine Baker dancing in her banana skirt. While she was naughtily dancing with her shadow, … Continue reading

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Eternal & Ephemeral

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The Beat of the Rhythm Within

Yesterday we learned of Charlie Watts’ death. The Rolling Stones will never be the same again…they’ve lost their beat. Part of Charlie’s elegance was his modesty. He never indulged in self-adulation. He referred to himself as a copyist. “I learned … Continue reading

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