Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Story time

One day in the early Fifties, de Kooning needed money. He called his dealer Sidney Janis. It was Tuesday. "I need three hundred dollars," he said.
"I don't have any money now, " said Janis. "I'll have some on Friday. Call me back Friday."
When de Kooning telephoned Friday, he found that Janis had left for Europe the day before.
From The Art Crowd by Sophy Burnham