By Robert Cumming
Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at sure subject matters, those 4 attention-grabbing books offer deeper knowing and richer delight in the worlds of structure, paintings, recognized artists, and myths and legends. writer BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's schooling, London, studied paintings background at Cambridge college, and his books have gained numerous foreign awards and contain simply glance, simply think, and searching into work.
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I remember how hard I worked to land a Dylan interview when the magazine started. He had little interest in talking with the press, and I wrote to him for nearly two years asking for a meeting. On a trip to New York in 1969, I returned to my hotel and found a phone message that a “Mr. Dillon” had called. I thought I’d missed my chance, but a few months later, I was back in New York and there was a knock at the door. I opened it to find Dylan in the hallway. He’d come to check me out, and when he was comfortable enough, we began Dylan’s first Rolling Stone Interview.
I guess they just got tired of knocking on record doors, and they saw that a whole new regime had taken over. This is why you have the music business dominated in the black area by just two companies. Because there is just really no place for them to go. They’ve just sort of disbanded. Other than Motown you don’t see any groups, colored groups. The Dells happened for a while on that Cadet label from Chicago or whatever. That’s where black something has affected it. I don’t know if it’s black militancy or whatever, but something has definitely effected the complete destruction of the black groups that used to be dominating the record industry.
It’s an interesting process. Does this explain your fascination with film? I’m interested in film because to me it’s the closest approximation in art that we have to the actual flow of consciousness, in both dream life and in the everyday perception of the world. You’re getting more involved in film all the time . . Yeah, but there’s only one we’ve completed—Feast of Friends, which was made at the end of a spiritual, cultural renaissance that’s just about over now. How much in ‘Feast of Friends’ is you?
Art Explained (Annotated Guides) by Robert Cumming