Portraits & Passages
A Memoir of an Artist
Introduction - Narcissus Dancing
A Performance in Photographs
Lightning on Sinai - The Church’s Mercy
Table of Contents
Preface - The Return to Compassion; Art on the Demise of the Avant-garde
1 - Ship of Fools
2 - Sailing Against the Wind - Darthea Speyer, Jonathan Borofsky, Mel Bochner
3 - Father, Vulture, Holy Butterfly - Darthea Speyer
4 - Barbara Schwartz - "Joseph Accused by Potiphar's Wife"
5 - Elaine de Kooning
6 - Aladar Marburger - "A Heart of Darkness"
7 - Bill Jensen
8 - Pam Newhouse
9 - Roy Cohn, Joseph Papp, and The Public Theatre Hangings
10 - Madame Butterfly - "The Portrait of Jack Depp and Richard Magpion"
11 - "White Madonna" - Treasure Abandoned in a Closet
12 - John Bennett - "29 Downing Street"
13 - The Empire Striking Back, Judd Tully - "Flash Art"
14 - Leo Bates
15 - Robert Kushner - "Syda Yoga and Baba Mucktananda"
16 - Tompkins Square
17 - Philip Pearlstein - "The Barren Womb"
18 - The Magazines - Art News, Art In America, Art Forum
19 - The Advertising Page as Alternative Exhibition Space - Ingrid Sischy
20 - The Prodigal Son
21 - Thomas Gibson - "The White Man's Burden"
22 - Si Newhouse and the Post-Modern Before its Time
23 - Philip Pearlstein and the Rome Prize Recommendation Refused - Herbert Simon and Robert Lepper
24 - Faces
25 - "Ship of Fools" - History Repeating Itself
26 - The Work of Mourning
27 - Ashes in the Wind
28 - The Oven's Womb
29 - Entartete Kunst - Degenerate Art / The German Girl - "She Dreams She Flies"
30 - Lorenzo Pezzatini
31 - "German & Jew Like Siamese Twins" / Kasper Konig, Anselm Kiefer - "The Carnegie International"
32 - Knight Landesman
33 - Bucks County
34 - Friendships Left by the Roadside-Stories on the Wind
35 - Portraits: Messages From the Beyond Sent Through Time
36 - The Actor Hiding from His Muse- The Portrait of Larry Blauvelt-A Saintly Comedy
37 - The Abysmal The Censor Heedless on the Throne of Judgement-The Case Against Linda Nochlin
38 - Belle Tolls: A Retake
39 - The Outlaw Artist
40 - Serendipity- Alexander Calder and a New Years Message for Peace 1966
41 - Providence in Motion
42 - A Painting Abandoned in a Paris Basement
43 - Rocky and Bullwinkle
44 - Romance Found in the Paris Metro- Valley of the Kings
45 - Cross Purposes- Loyalty and Betryal- And Moving On
46 - Below the Salt
47- What is Fair to the Goose is Fairto the Gander- A spiritual Undertaking- A Godson Denied
Book II - Beginnings and Endings
1 - The Reluctant Ganymede
2 - The Pursuit of Seriousness, David Edward Byrd
3 - The Reluctant Writer
4 - A Conceptual Chessboard of Players
5 - The Self-Portrait as Personal Journal
6 - Artist and Patron
7 - Portraits of My Mother
8 - Robert Lepper
9 - A Songbird on the Wing
10 -The Word “Art”
11 - John Lilly
12 - Sisters
13 The Seamstress in the Band
14 - Susan Lilly
15 - Lynn
Book III - The Penumbra
Is That All There is - The German Girl