08 December 2011

Becoming Bohemian

From an article in Art in America on Joan Mitchell:
"...and Mitchell grew up rich. Yet as a young woman in New York, she donned worn-out clothes. . . and tried with limited success to keep her wealth a secret from her Abstract Expressionist peers. In spirit at least, she held fast to the romantic ideal of the penniless bohemian."

Faux Bohemian. Complexity in the costuming of the authentic self.
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