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Robert Hughes
(1938-2012) born on
Jul 28
Australian critic. He is an Art critic for "Time" magazine, 1970-; wrote "Art of Australia," 1966 and "The Fatal Shore," 1987.
         
   
F
Landscape . . . is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis are to the American novel.

R
The protein of our cultural imagination.
A
Most of the untranscribed and unpublished manuscripts in the book popped out of boxes at me when I wasn't looking for them; I picked them up out of the corner of my eye.
N
The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.
K
One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On midcareer retrospective by Jennifer Bartlett, in "Time," 30 Dec 85
R: On exhibits in newly acquired space at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art; in "Time," 14 May 84
A: On use of convict records for his book about Australia, "The Fatal Shore," Knopf 86, quoted in "Publishers Weekly," 12 Dec 86
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Publishers Weekly," 12 Dec 86
   


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