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gary e. davis
December 25, 2019
 
 
Life is life, and then you die: The NYTimes culled its obituaries to highlight “artists we lost in 2019”—their catalog (37) of the famous who qualify as artists of note.

“Dear, if your passing wasn’t noticed, we didn’t lose you.”

Yet, were they not largely forgotten until the turn of the year becomes such an occasion for the “Best of X”?

“Let there be good death among the exemplars, then let’s move on.”

“words to live by”—let me count the ways—as traces of artistry gone poof!

 

tedious prelude—then not
  being well
  up to proteanity
  dwelling in Work of art
  down with the artwork
  dwelling with and in our times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Be fair. © 2019, gary e. davis