Temperaments: Artists Facing Their Work Hardcover – 1 Jan 1992
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The New Yorker. I was not disappointed. The book is a series
of "portraits" based, I recall, on personal interviews of some
well known artists, Richard Diebenkorn among them, and others who are
less familiar. (His interviews with R.B. Kitaj and that merry band of British
painters-Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, are exceptionally
well written, serious minded,yet high spirited.) I couldn't put it down. It's
probably the only collection of art essays I've read more than once. I've
reread it 5 or 6 times. The writing is that good. I'm sorry the book hasn't received the attention it