26 August 2008


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18 August 2008

Manny Farber, 1917-2008

Manny Farber, painter, brilliant writer, indelible critic and all-round original whom some aped and few grazed, died in his sleep last night at the age of 91. He had retired from writing and teacher and devoted himself to painting and drawing. To cite Barbara Stanwyck in The Lady Eve, which early Preston Sturges savant Farber would likely not frown upon, "What a life!" Here's my notes.

12 August 2008

11 August 2008