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Carla's message EVIDENCE

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Cindy Cronn (
2 Jun 1999 13:54:47 -0500

Carla, I think you have raised an important point. Distortion occurs in many ways and I like the two you have identified. I still think the idea of looking at contemporary works such as Estes’ and Oldenburg’s is interesting because it brings in another layer of understanding. Things such as “irony” in the work of an artist and other ideas like the focus on mundane subject matter such as glass store fronts (Estes) and utilitarian objects (Oldenburg/von Bruggen) are just “itchin’” to be misunderstood in our time and even more when viewed out of context eons from now. Maybe that is not different from what you describe or maybe it is. [By the way, I reread my message some time after it went when I referred to the work of Richard Estes. . .I referred to his subjects as being “extraordinary” when I meant to say “not extraordinary” which of course messed up the entire meaning of my message]. Thanks for your ideas. Cindy