The Cobra and Karel Appel


The Dutch artist Karel Appel,  died at the age of 85, famously declared that “If I paint like a barbarian, it’s because we live in a barbarous age” – the sentiment of a man who had reached adulthood at the beginning of the second world war. Yet, like other members of that shortlived but celebrated…

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Go Fish: Abe Vigoda


I loved the television show, Barney Miller, and today watching a very old rerun, Fish caught my eye, with his deadpan lines and expressionless look, and so I decided to do his chart.  You can read about him at his New York Times obituary here. Abe Vigoda was a solid actor, and part of the…

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