On the Baadar-Meinhof Phenomenon, Accidents, and Spilled Ink
The Art Columnist, 2021

“Repetition, chances of an encounter, accidents and convincing coincidences. My personal case of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is, unironically, learning about accidents and convincing coincidences. It is a puzzling predicament, studying the development of art history, or any history, analysing the blend of colours, the choice of structure, and not fully appreciating the essential accident, or the essential restriction, that produced what we now consider a ‘genius’.”

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Sleeping Woman (1929) by Man Ray. Gelatin silver print (solarized), 16.5 × 21.6 cm. © 2023 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
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