Sundays with Clyfford Still: An Inconvenient Artist (18)

Welcome to Sundays With Clyfford Still. I’m your host, M.K. Hajdin.

This is number 18 in the series. You can read the other posts here.

M.K. Hajdin

We are spirits in the material world: 1947-H no. 3 by Clyfford Still (Credit: SFMoMA)

In this piece about an upcoming exhibition at the Clyfford Still Museum that compares Clyfford Still with reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh, Judith Dobrzynski opines, “I think Still made a huge, egotistical mistake – preventing comparisons of works by other artists side-by-side doesn’t make him look better, it makes him look afraid. Wouldn’t this have been far more interesting if the van Gogh works were actually present, instead of there in reproductions?”

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