There are people who think that painters shouldn't talk: a Gustonbook

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There are people who think that painters shouldn't talk: a Gustonbook

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Written in and around the Spring of 2009, composed of short, fragmentary blocks of verse and prose, including several quoted sources, GUSTONBOOK is a workman's notebook of sorts sketched out in response to several years spent contemplating the work and life of painter Philip Guston in relation to the ongoing world, i.e., exhibitions, books on/about Guston, other books/art works amid daily walks, drinks, and talks. More explorations than explanations, the entries contained herein situate the eye of memory as witness to the immediate surrounds of now: day to day, hour by hour, the concern never (always) changing. As Guston once said, gesturing out the window, "Who wants that? and you can't have it anyway."

ISBN

978-0942996739

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

The Post-Apollo Press

City

Sausalito, CA

Disciplines

Poetry