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Perhaps some people already feel stirrings of nostalgia for the eighties. If so, their
feelings are premature. If cultural cycles did not have their own momentum and
life span, neither to be measured in decades, one would now murmur a small ...
art in the early eighties, and Sylvester Stallone's restoration of American virtu
through the character of Rambo. Indeed, Schnabel's work is to painting what
Stallone's is to acting — a lurching display of oily pectorals — except that
But these were the eighties; instead he became a star. Graffiti were in fashion in
the early eighties, and collectors were ready for a Wild Child, a curiosity, an
urban noble savage — art's answer, perhaps, to the Wolf Boy of Aveyron.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes must be one of the finest users of language at work in the field of art criticism. His comments, whether you agree with them or not, are always a joy to read. Read full review
Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artistsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and ... Read full review