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Re: "This is Not a Pipe"

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 20:47:45 -0400

Rich Stephen J Contr ACC/CEVP wrote:
> Does Jasper John's Flag painting express the same concepts
> as Magritte's pipe painting example, or was he trying to
> say something else?
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> Subject: "This is Not a Pipe"
> Actually is is not silly, but indeed profound. Magritte's simple
> statement is that it is a PAINTING of a pipe, not an actual pipe.
> Images signify ideas and objects, but are not them in reality.
> At least this is my understanding.--Marcia
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Personally, I feel that John's work (Flag) is more of a homage to
Duchamp, and the "readymade".

Ricki in NJ