Leland Bell
The Case for Derain As An Immortal

From Tether 2, page 78

“Despite his fame, Derain is a little-known painter. In the thirty-seven years between 1917 and his death in 1954 he had only four exhibitions in Paris! The bulk of his work remains unknown, even in reproduction. Had he exhibited regularly and been accorded the publicity which other modern masters received from the ‘thirties on, would he have been nailed with the legend of his “uneven” works? His qualities are pushed aside, they’re not seen in their true proportion because of the esthetic bias of our times.”


Tether 2, 2016
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