Wednesday, September 26, 2012


It begins "Ruth Kligman, an abstract painter who for decades seemed to know everyone and be everywhere in the art world and who was the lone survivor of the 1956 car crash that killed Jackson Pollock, her lover at the time, died Monday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. She was 80 and lived in Manhattan..."

Ruth was an artist herself, and I find that women in the arts are never as well represented in galleries or museums as men artists. I have met a number of men with aspirations in the arts and music who have been or are kept, at least for a time. They may not be married, their keeper may not be married, but they are financed, introduced to people who can help them, and generally supported in other ways. None of these men has seemed to be the least bit apologetic or insecure. They seem to feel that their talent deserves support. - Missy

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