Marion R. Taylor: Paintings, 1966–2001

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice  (29 February to 6 May 2012)  – an exhibition entitled “European Art: 1949-1979/Marion R Taylor: Painting, 1966-2001”.

One of the exhibition’s rooms is dedicated to Marion Richardson Taylor (d. 2010) an American artist (she lived in Europe). The wife of a diplomat, who hosted legendary dinner parties for political figures and intellectuals. Her artistic styles  switched between abstract expressionism, portraits, Cubist still lives (maybe?) and small-sized drawings. Taylor constantly had to rethink her art – which gives the viewer of this retrospective the impression that Marion Taylor lacked direction or intellectual conviction in her art – maybe underlining that well-known fact that it is not what you know but who you know that counts.

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'Death by Sushi' Fish can kill me. When I was very small (maybe 3 or 4 years old) my grandfather, who lost the sight of one eye from a bullet fired by a German sniper (fortunately not a very good one) during the Battle of the Somme in World War 1, wiped my face with the corner of his apron, an apron he had used to wipe his filleting knife on. He was a grocery shopkeeper who specialized in wet fish.