Drew, Joanna. (25 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 25. Joanna Drew [JD] comments on David Sylvester's [DS] admiration of Richard Dorment, mentions John Berger, Andrew Forge, Robert Melville, Lawrence Alloway, John Russell, Eric Newton; remarks on DS's ability to convey experience of looking at art and late endorsement of Jeff Koons [JK] and Gilbert and George [G&G]; further reference to South London Gallery. JD scrutinises DS's attitude to exhibitions; suggests reasons for interest in JK and Richard Serra. Mentions Lynn Cook, organiser of DIA. JD recalls involvement in 1960 Picasso, 1961 Max Ernst and 1964 Joan Miro exhibitions together with RP. Describes Alexander (Sandy) Calder's [SC] 1962 Exhibition selected by James Johnson Sweeney; anecdote about installing AC's artworks. Remarks on appropriacy of Guggenheim Museum in New York for SC's work. JD analyses effectiveness of SC's art; anecdote about Tate Trustees turning down of SC work. JD comments on Arts Council treatment of visiting artists.

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