Ten Unknowns

Ten Unknowns Ten Unknowns John Robin Baitz s latest work is an explosive drama about art and what happens when it becomes commerce Malcolm Raphelson is a painter who was at the top of the art world until the cri

  • Title: Ten Unknowns
  • Author: Jon Robin Baitz
  • ISBN: 9780802138279
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ten Unknowns, John Robin Baitz s latest work, is an explosive drama about art and what happens when it becomes commerce Malcolm Raphelson is a painter who was at the top of the art world until the critical vogue turned from realism to abstract expressionist work He has been in self imposed exile in Mexico for decades, until dealer Trevor Fabricant decides it s timeTen Unknowns, John Robin Baitz s latest work, is an explosive drama about art and what happens when it becomes commerce Malcolm Raphelson is a painter who was at the top of the art world until the critical vogue turned from realism to abstract expressionist work He has been in self imposed exile in Mexico for decades, until dealer Trevor Fabricant decides it s time for a retrospective Trevor sends Judd, a talented and tormented young painter, to serve as Malcolm s assistant and unofficial minder When they are joined by a beautiful young student, their tense equilibrium is upset With seemingly spontaneous dialogue and a world portrayed with its many conflicts, Ten Unknowns is an important contemporary work about modern America, bringing into question its morals and sensibilities.

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    1. An accomplished modernist painter faces the nature of artistry in the postmodernist era. His young assistant questions why he is attracted to this "master" at all, given that the "master" has ceased to produce and is not teaching him anything. A young girl arrives and divides their attention, she is not so much an object of beauty as she is a question mark as to why they are trying to be artists in the first place. An offensive agent has brought them all together in an effort to manipulate a new [...]

    2. An interesting look into the relationship between art and ownership. It reminds me of the essay "On the Rights of Molotov Man," by Joy Garnett and Susan Meiselas, but it's, obviously, fiction. It's a good read for a rainy day.

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