luka

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Staff member
American artists and actors all feel obliged to prove they're not queer. You get a lot of posturing.
 

luka

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"I spent three weeks up in the redwood forests with a lumber team. Good honest men, they way they spoke had a kind of laconic poetry. Strong, earthy, no bullshit about them."
 

craner

Beast of Burden
If they weren't good at sport they turned massive booze consumption into a sport instead, to do the same job.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
worse than i thought...

After Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s second wife, barred much of the family from the artist’s funeral, the family fell fully to pieces: Pablito, Picasso’s grandson, drank a bottle of bleach and died; Paulo, Picasso’s son, died of deadly alcoholism born of depression. Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s young lover between his first wife, Olga Khokhlova, and his next mistress, Dora Maar, later hanged herself; even Roque eventually fatally shot herself.“Women are machines for suffering,” Picasso told Françoise Gilot, his mistress after Maar. After they embarked on their affair when he was sixty-one and she was twenty-one, he warned Gilot of his feelings once more: “For me there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats.” Marina saw her grandfather’s treatment of women as an even darker phenomenon, a vital part of his creative process: “He submitted them to his animal sexuality, tamed them, bewitched them, ingested them, and crushed them onto his canvas. After he had spent many nights extracting their essence, once they were bled dry, he would dispose of them.”
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/09/how-picasso-bled-the-women-in-his-life-for-art/
 

catalog

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i suppose similar to ted hughes, he was a proper lad too. i quite like picasso and i think its true that so much of what he did was very influential and interesting but i've never fallen in love with any of his stuff. i saw the proper guernica recently and it was very ipressive, particularly the colouring, but there's something about the really big ones like him, they are at a distance from me a little. mind you i said that about joyce and really liked ulysses.
 
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