THE TEXAS CURE (ART AND LIFE, PART II)

John Perreault: View from Hilton Hotel Window, Houston, Texas, 2006 Against Nostalgia At the American Craft Council's "Leadership Conference" in Houston, the issues were the same, the people friendly. On a side trip, my travel buddy was cured of his nostalgia for San Antonio. We were attending the ACC Conference for different reasons. My friend was on a panel; I was on a mission. Perhaps I could find a few more writing or curatorial gigs. Hey, just when you thought it was safe to go to a craft … [Read more...]

WRIGHT WAS WRONG

      Things You Wish You Had Never Found Out   Is a masterpiece still a masterpiece once you have discovered that the architect of record was notoriously,  dangerously lacking in engineering skills?  That the architect wore elevator shoes?  That he was a hypocrite about homosexuality? Frank Lloyd Wright was antigay when it came to what he called that "Pansy Patch of the Museum of Foreign Art,"  as exemplified by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock at … [Read more...]