Brice Rhyne

  • John Quinn: The New York ‘Stein’

    I do not think that the Change is so much in the Pictures as in the Opinions of the Public.

    —William Blake1

    NOW THAT THE TERM “avant-garde” in relation to current art has almost as much impact as the word “natural” on a box of corn flakes, one must look with a certain knowing nostalgia to the period from 1900 to the Depression, when in regard to art it still had something of its original military and political connotations. At that time a very small group of American collectors, through a combination of taste, foresight and buying power, gave their patronage to a small group of artists working

  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: The Process of Discovery

    I have heard Brancusi: la sculpture n’est pas pour les jeunes hommes. Brancusi also said that Gaudier was a young chap who had an enormous amount of talent, and might have done something had he lived.

    Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur1

    Brancusi was giving up the facile success of representative sculpture about the time Gaudier was giving up his baby bottle; . . . he has had time to make statues, where Gaudier had time only to make sketches; Gaudier had purged himself of every kind of rhetoric he had noticed; Brancusi has detected more kinds of rhetoric and continued the process of purgation.

    Ezra