Interventions: The Author Replies: Our Black-and-White Catastrophe

Dorfman, Ariel
March 2009
Art Bulletin;Mar2009, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
The author discusses his inspiration for writing the play "Picasso's Closet." The author talks about his experience with modern art as a young child and explains that his parents were collectors of art. The author states that the Picasso painting he became obsessed with at a young age was "Three Musicians" which hung in his living room. He discusses his family's departure from the U.S. and resettlement in Chile in 1954 and also discusses his experiences living under tyranny. He explains how these life experiences influenced him to write "Picasso's Closet."


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