Called That One

The last mention of Lee Siegel on this blog was also the first. Since about three hours after he published that dumbass comment about Twombly, I've basically taken pains not to read his criticism. Life was just too short. And judging from the whorls of justified complaint and outrage in his online wake, I think it's just as well.

For all the serious crit and insights into Siegel's folly, the best response, though, has to be Dan's comment on Grammar.police, which came during a thread on Twombley's Whitney show: "I frankly don't think we can fully appreciate Twombly's carpeting choice unless we understand that he is gay."

Jed Perl, on the other hand, has duped me into reading him again and again, even though I usually find him to be a cranky and retrograde wet blanket. I guess I can't fully appreciate Perl, even though I understand his taste in tapestries.

Advantage: Blogofascists [grammar.police via man]
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How Conceptual Art Is Like A Renaissance Tapestry

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