Sunday, August 28, 2011

Smithsonian Online

Alex and Ada Katz ca. 1969

Fairfield Porter ca. 1970

Paul Wonner ca. 1970

My aunt recently let me on to a great resource. The archives of American Art by the Smithsonian is like picking through my idols' diary. Pictures of so many of my favorite artists, their sketchbooks (david park's is especially great) and letters to friends, family and others. It's so easy to get lost in these as they seem to make the artists shrink from their larger than life status in my head to people I could know and talk about art with, which makes them that much more inspiring.


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