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“I commend Calvin Tomkins, as Bernard Berenson did Vasari, for 'being a singularly warm, generous, and appreciative critic.'” ―The New York Times Book Review
“As chronicler of the avant-garde for The New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins has specialized in rendering the esoteric doings of artists comprehensible.” ―The Washington Post Book World
Calvin Tomkins, a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1960, has written more than a dozen books, including the bestseller Living Well Is the Best Revenge, Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bride and the Bachelors, and his highly acclaimed biography Duchamp. He lives in New York city with his wife Dodie Kazanjian.
One of the best books that I have read on the Post-War New York art scene. Although it is supposed to be focused on Robert Rauschenberg, the scope is much broader than that,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alex Romeo
This is an excellent book. Tomkin's writing is a pleasure to read and is
not only informative but also entertaining. Highly recommended.
This is not only a great insight into Robert Rauschenberg, his life and his tallent, but gives a good review of the art world and the influences of that time.Published on June 30, 2008 by Pocahontas