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Re: Picasso

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Julie C. Van Camp (jvancamp)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 17:40:23 -0700

>>For any of you that visit San Francisco, I highly suggest you check out
>>Steve Martin's Picasso at Lapin Agile! The play is about a fictitious
>>meeting of Einstein and Picasso (art and science meet). Very well done! I
>>guarantee you'll have a great time. It's presently at Theatre on the
>>Square. (I took my mother-in-law for her 70th - she thought it was great
>I saw it in New York City and it may still be playing there. The
>playscript is available in American Theatre magazine, November 1994, if you
>want to relive some of the great lines.
>Terry Barrett

I can't resist pointing out that Steve Martin was a philosophy major at CSU
Long Beach. If you're still skeptical of aesthetics/philosophy of art, he's
a great example of the sort of broad perspective and questioning that the
study of philosophy brings to art (and a lot of other things too). And now
that you know this, notice how he always quotes a philosopher in his movie
scripts -- one of his signatures.

Julie Van Camp
Associate Professor of Philosophy
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2408
office phone/voice mail: (310) 985-5545
E-mail: jvancamp