Monday, April 3, 2017

First-class Criticism Is Hard To Find

I can count the people whose comments established my sense of form on the digits of one hand. Entertainingly enough, one of them uttered the first principle: if someone comes at you with a critique you have not requested, you have a duty to ignore them. That said, it's worth ignoring the point in those special cases where someone is so skilled and knowledgeable that a bothersome remark is still worth considering.

Larry McMurtry's protagonist "Cadillac Jack" is an antique scout whose motto is "Anything can be anywhere." That seems to be true and getting truer. Tradesmen outnumber academicians on my short list. I like art commentary that is easy to spell -30-

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