Because the programme had to be retrieved through various transfers, the sound quality is not ideal, but this is roughly the way the pictures should look. It might take a minute for the screen to be ready. Depending on the browser and video player used, viewers may be able to watch the programme on full screen by clicking on the picture. My thanks, after all this time, to producer Beatrice Ballard and director Lawrence Rees.
Artists in Exile: How Refugees from Twentieth Century War and Revolution Transformed the American Performing Arts, by Joseph Horowitz (HarperCollins, 2008)
Imagine Balanchine watching a bunch of cheerleaders and you’ve got this book in a flash. Vignettes are its basic strength, as was bound to be true. The subject of the twentieth century European artists in exile is too big for one book. Jean-Michel Palmier proved it by publishing his pioneering compendium Weimar en exil as two books, one of them called Exil en Europe and the other Exil en Amérique. Since there could easily have been others – Exil en Australie would have been interesting – it will be appreciated that Palmier himself felt obliged to limit his purview.
With the kind permission of Modern Painters, we reproduce here Geordie Greig's excellent profile article on Sarah Raphael's foray into abstraction. The painter's statements about her own work and its evolution are particularly interesting in relation to Debbie Ayles and Klaus Podoll's articles introduced in 'Headaches'.
Greig, Geordie. "Empty Speech Bubbles", Modern Painters, Winter 1998, Vol. 11, no. 4