Time again for “In the Bag,” the game that challenges you to admit what art you really like. The rules: you can put any five works of art into your bag before departing for a desert island, but you have to decide right this second. No dithering–the death squad is pounding on your front door. No posturing–you have to say the first five things that pop into your head, no matter how silly they may sound. What do you stuff in the bag?
As of this moment, here are my picks:
PAINTING: Edouard Manet, Roses, Oeillets, Pensees (Flowers in a Crystal Vase)
CD: Bill Evans and Eddie Gomez, Intuition
NOVEL: Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now
FILM: John Ford, The Searchers (yes, I’m on a Western kick)
DANCE: Merce Cunningham, Beach Birds