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“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore…”*

 

From the good folks at Revolution Messaging, a site for our times:  Drink recipes + talking points + an app that dials the office of a random member of Congress = Drunkdial Congress… and a cathartic experience.

* “Howard Beale” (Peter Finch) in Paddy Chayefsky’s Network

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As we contemplate the wages of federal foolishness, we might recall that this is the anniversary of the date commemorated in Harold Rosenberg’s powerful lithograph, “Dies Irae (Oct 29).”  A graduate of Columbia College (1895) and Law School (1898), Rosenberg practiced corporate law for decades.  But his passion was art.  In 1922, he founded the New Gallery in New York for the exhibition and sale of works by little-known American and foreign artists.  “Dies Irae” (Day of Wrath), made on the day of the Wall Street crash in 1929, appeared on the front page of the Sunday Magazine section of The New York Times in 1930.  Rosenberg retired from the Bar in the late 1940s, and devoted himself to art, both as a creator and as an influential critic (he coined the term “Action Painting” in 1952 for what came to be known as Abstract Expressionism).  He was himself the subject of a painting by Elaine de Kooning, and was the model for Saul Bellow’s “Rosenberg” in the short story “What Kind of Day Did You Have?”  His works hangs in museums throughout the U.S.

 source: The Smithsonian Institution/American Art Museum

 

Written by LW

October 29, 2013 at 1:01 am

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