She could have walked out of a Matisse cut-out on view all day and night that last weekend at MoMA. It was a stupendous show of creativity and color, and the artist's sheer will to live right up to his last breath. Seeing her in her cut-out coat waltzing by his dancers made my heart sing, despite the cold, and bad news spilling in from every corner of the world. If only more Life would imitate Art.
On a frigid day in New York City, Alex Katz's, "Tulips" filling the MoMA lobby with exuberance made Spring seem like a distinct possibility. Never underestimate the power of Life to imitate Art. One can always hope.