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The Creative Cafe

My Dinner with Willem de Kooning, Painter Hero

And the color yellow

Willem de Kooning at his Springs East Hampton studio in 1977 by Thomas Hoepker

In the summer of 1980, I lived the starving-artist life on the top floor of an East Village, three-room, tenement walk-up, the classic pre-renovated kind with a toilet closet in the hall and a tiny bathtub in the kitchen next to the only sink. I had just graduated from Rutgers with an MFA in Fine Art as a performance artist/dancer and was performing…

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Bradley Wester

Bradley Wester

Visual Artist & Nonfiction Writer; New agented memoir: “ARTIST UNDERWATER, A Journey to the Surface”—From Southern Gothic New Orleans to the New York art world.