Notebook February 2018
E. V. Thaw, 1927–2018
Remembering the life and legacy of Eugene V. Thaw.
Two wholly unrelated events in the realm of the visual arts marked this winter season. Impossible not to have noticed one—the sale of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi for nearly half a billion dollars. The oily, slug-like features of the Pantocrator even found their way onto T-shirts, a sure sign of success in the one process elevated to an art form by our consumer society: branding.
The other event, in sharp counterpoint to the da Vinci media circus, was the death of Eugene Victor...
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