Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Wednesday Post

Learning Never Ends
A fond philatelic farewell to five more artists

Josef Albers on stamps from Germany and the United States of America.

Albers went 2-2-1 in the Infinite Art Tournament, stacking up 29 votes against 37 before leaving us on October 28, 1013.

Karel Appel on Dutch stamps.

Appel had one win and two losses in the tournament, with 18 votes in his favor and 24 against.  He exited on August 17, 2013.

Alexander Archipenko on a 1959 postcard from the Museum of Modern Art.

Went here this afternoon.  Now we're sitting in Central Park awaiting the last theatre visit for "Mark Twain Tonight."  Hope the house plans are gaily proceeding.  Love, M.

Archipenko also had one win against two losses, but with only 11 votes in his favor and 26 against.  Like Appel, he exited on August 17, 2013.

Andre Derain on postage stamps from France and, uh, Cambodia.

Derain fought two close ones, earning 12 votes against 15 but going two-and-out on September 3, 2013.

Domenichino on a 1910 postcard from Bologna.

Domenichino, who used to be high up on the consensus list of best artists ever, has the second worst voting total in the tournament to date.  Putting up only three votes versus 21, he went two-and-out on September 14, 2013

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