Olive isn’t sure what the Pullitzer Prize committee was thinking when they chose The Goldfinch. Sure, it’s readable. But this literary doyenne has begun work on her own experimental novel, intent on being the first author to write a full work of literature in transliterated barks.
Frida Kahlo was born today in 1907. This work, Fulang-Chang and I, was included in her first major exhibition in New York in 1938. She later gave the painting to her close friend Mary Sklar, attaching a mirror to it so that, if Sklar chose, the two friends could be together. This work is currently on view in our Fifth Floor Painting and Sculpture galleries.
Gus sees little value in today’s shallow, internet communications, preferring the company of close friends by a warm hearth and a glass - or three - of malbec (he’s been feeling particularly adventurous lately).
Mel is training her horse “View” for the steeplechase, during the shoot View would nudge her with his snout as a sign of affection, I hadn’t realised before this shoot how much like any other pet a horse could be like.