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Last night’s presentation at SFMOMA by poets Clark Coolidge and Bill Berkson showed the clear benefits of having people other than art historians talk about art, too. The poets—both important collaborators with Philip Guston—brought his paintings alive by reading poems while showing relevant slides of his work. Coolidge ended the event with stirring words from Guston himself, including “The only thing I have to do is get myself to paint while I’m dreaming.” The show comes down after Sunday.

- Tucker Nichols [Friday, September 26th, 2003]

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