Radical un-chic: on Tom Wolfe & the derrière garde movement | Curio

Radical un-chic: on Tom Wolfe & the derrière garde movement

16 mins | May 31, 2018

Was Picasso a fraud? Tom Wolfe, the celebrated American author and journalist who passed away in May 2018, certainly seemed to think so. Picasso, in his eyes, was pseudo-avant-Garde, limited to styles like cubism due to his lack of skill. We revisit this 2007 article from The New Criterion where James Panero explored Tom Wolfe’s disregard for Picasso.

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From The New Criterion