Clyfford Still

  • An Open Letter to an Art Critic

    “It has always been my hope to create a free place or area of life where an idea can transcend politics, ambition and commerce.”

    DEAR K:

    Riffling through some old magazines a few days ago, an article by you in a 1959 Evergreen Review stopped me abruptly. For, as you must remember, it dealt with the art dealers and galleries in New York, with special emphasis on the importance of their walls to the artists during the 1940’s and 1950’s, and the alleged role they played for the artist and public then and now. The issues involved are strangely up to date in view of the quickly shifting relationships