Alfred Moir

  • The Morgenroth Collection of Medals and Plaquettes

    WE ACTUALLY SAW the President shot. Incredible image, and unforgettable. But somehow incomplete. For this event has not yet taken its place in the course of all events. Like the front pages which confront us each morning with the bad news of the night before, it is still undistilled. We are at the moment both blessed by knowing everything that happened, and damned by knowing too much. We have not yet selected what to remember, nor have we recognized the meaning of what we are selecting. But the inconsequential is ephemeral, and time selects. Most of the images preserved on film eventually become

  • The Santa Barbara Museum Drawing Collection

    OF ALL FORMS OF ART, drawings are the least pretentious and the most intimate. They do more with less; they are in essence abstract, and they usually speak by intimation rather than bold statement. Their media are transparent; they display their mechanisms, and by the simplest apparent means (but often the most subtle!), they astonishingly discover form and mean­ing within the humblest materials. They expose the artist, sometimes indecently, for they are his hand’s frankest transcript of his mind. Not only do they reveal him, and themselves, but they reveal the con­cealed structure and form of