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I thought for a moment that he appeared to be dissatisfied, particularly, with my description of the smallest cushion in the room. I realised, after a moment longer, that he was untroubled by the description. He was, rather, preoccupied by a desire to hear other objects in the room described in similarly effusive fashion. So, […]

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I had rested on a seat, my back pressing lightly against padding held within cream cloth severely stitched and bound around oak. When I felt I had rested enough, I stood in front of the seat. I spoke, then, I thought, ornately. The cushion I had chosen to describe had not moved and had not […]

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I decided, then, to describe the room in which we rested. I chose to describe small objects in great detail. I decided to describe, first, a cushion. I chose to describe this cushion after resting. The cushion I chose to describe appeared to me to be smaller than all other cushions in the room in […]

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“Which is the main issue to be resolved?” “The truth is that, throughout your existence, no issue will be more significant than any other.” The pause was a matter of seconds stretched to seem periods of minutes. “Now, I want no truth from you. I want to challenge you.” “As you have said, as you […]

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“Have you played it?” “Played what?” “Have you played ‘Truth or Dare’?” “No, I have not played that?” “Play it.” “As you wish. I opt for truth.”

Dazed: The best, worst, and weirdest parts of Warhol and Basquiat’s friendship

“It was like some crazy art-world marriage and they were the odd couple. The relationship was symbiotic. Jean-Michel thought he needed Andy’s fame and Andy thought he needed Jean-Michel’s new blood. Jean-Michel gave Andy a rebellious image.” – Ronny Cutrone https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/44600/1/never-before-seen-photos-diary-andy-warhol-jean-michel-basquiat-friendship