Thursday, 2 February 2012

Keep away from ads, idiots and movie stars

"Keep your eye on your inner world and keep away from ads, idiots and movie stars."

"Is it a hardship, is it unfair to have to live in an enchanted space where striving after approval by other not always distinguished human beings is no more than a faraway rumour, frivolous as the place cards at a distant dinner party?"

“Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don't see a different purpose for it now.”

Dorothea Tanning, surrealist artist, wife of Max Ernst, who died today aged 101.

Her obituary in The Guardian


  1. She was mentioned a number of times in the Peggy Guggenheim book I recently read. Peggy was married to Max for a while, so things between her and Dorothea were a bit tense at times.

  2. Now THAT would be a fearsome bitch-slapping contest! Jx


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