Art, not unlike raising children,…may entail much sacrifice and periods of despair, but, with luck, the effort will produce something that outlives you.
~ Michael Kimmelman, Art Critic and Historian
Some time last week, I watched the documentary, My Kid Could Paint That by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev. The documentary is definitely worth watching being that it forces the viewer to make up their own mind about the Modern Art movement. Pick it up and please feel free to tell me what you think. As the title of today’s posts states, my new art crush is Michael Kimmelman! He provides his insight and thoughts in the film and, well, you guessed it, those were my favorite parts of the film. Since then, I picked up a couple of his books (via Amazon) for dirt cheap and pretty excited!
- Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, The Modern, The Louvre and Elsewhere (Random House, 1998)
- The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa (Penguin Press, 2005)
I’ll let you know what I think but from reading some excerpts, I’m in love with his writing style!! Of course, of course…white guy writing about art (typical) but I’m attached to Mr. Kimmelman’s ways. He doesn’t know this but he’s helping this POC/WOC* come up in the art world.
Damn, it would be great to meet him one day…
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*Person/People of Color, Women/Woman of Color – Just in case you were wondering…
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Oh, and, Josef, if you’re reading this…THANK YOU for telling me to watch the film. I’m sure I would have found MK’s work somehow researching all these art historians and critics BUT you helped me make it a speedy discovery. 🙂