Montenegro, Roberto (1887-1968) - 1942 The First Lady (Private Collection) by RasMarley Via Flickr: Roberto Montenegro. The First Lady, 1942. Oil on cardboard. 10-‐3/4 x 14-1/8 in. Collection of Andrés Blaisten.
Cool early American modernist Charles Demuth. Iconoclastic poet William Carlos Williams was a contemporary and considered Demuth’s painting to be the one thing closest to his imagistic free verse in terms of new thinking and vision.
“The most strikingly different piece on Union Café was a composition Jeffes put together while taking part in one of the so-called ” recording weeks" at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath in August 1992. While he was down there, surrounded by musicians from all over the world, jamming and demo-ing ideas together, Jeffes heard of the death of the great American modernist John Cage. He swiftly conceived a piece which brilliantly enshrined the random principle which Cage pioneered and which the Penguins, in their own way, elaborated. “I immediately recognised his influence and how he would be missed. At the same time I recognised his name as a strong melodic harmonic cell and quickly wrote this piece which simply spells his name in canon over 4 octaves, three durations and two transpositions a fourth up and a fourth down” Alongside this riffing on the CAGE theme, was a piano part playing the notes DEAD in free time.“