Posted by jdg | 11:14 AM | , ,

Alice Neel, "Frank O'Hara," 1960. Oil on canvas,
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

"My eyes are vague blue, like the sky, and change all the time;
they are indiscriminate but fleeting, entirely specific and
disloyal, so that no one trusts me. I am always looking away.
Or again at something after it has given me up. It makes me
restless and that makes me unhappy, but I cannot keep them
still. If only I had grey, green, black, brown, yellow eyes; I
would stay at home and do something. It's not that I'm
curious. On the contrary, I am bored but it's my duty to be
attentive, I am needed by things as the sky must be above the earth. . ."

----Frank O'Hara, Meditations in an Emergency


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