Saturday, June 4, 2011

Collected Writings of Morton Feldman

Thanks to a generous friend in Memphis and the magic of this just jumped to the top of my reading list...

Give My Regards to Eighth Street: Collected Writings of Morton Feldman
w/ Afterword by Frank O'Hara

Feldman on Philip Guston..."Then there was Guston. He was the arch crank. Very little pleased him. Very little satisfied him. Very little was art. Always aware in his own work of the 
rhetorical nature of the complication, Guston reduces, reduces, building his own Tower of Babel and then destroying it."


Jeffrey Collins said...

I always remember from what I have read that after Guston stopped painting the color paintings he was working on, Feldman no longer had much to do with him.

Paul Behnke said...

I think that's right---a shame!