Anodyne
Sunday, January 19, 2020
 

Gordon Smith, 1919-2020

Others will testify to the friendly, curious and relentlessly supportive man he was, so I will only speak here of the trauma, anger & restless dissatisfaction motivating his best, least pleasing pictures, whose cumulative impact on me has crept up gradually with age, like shell shock.
 
"'You can only get so curious about that subject,' he said, brushing it off. 'It’s just the flow of commerce, and here we are, little helpless creatures while it all whooshes by.'"

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