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LETTERS

To the Editor:

Upon my arrival in New York prior to the opening of the Cy Twombly exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, I read Rosalind Krauss’ article on Twombly published next to the embarrassing market gossip written by Peter Schjeldahl on the same subject [September 1994]. Usually I refrain from reacting to criticism; it is wonderful if someone has other ideas, and if the mistakes one makes are corrected. I write in this case because Ms. Krauss’ article represents some sort of journalism that I find entirely inappropriate. She is not seriously interested in criticism, she is just denouncing, like someone using strange philology. The question of right or wrong is totally irrelevant in her discussion. She makes “discoveries” because they fit into her predetermined picture—this awful, silly nonsense play with Mars, etc., is entirely her “invention.” Writing that Twombly misreads Jackson

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