SALLY MANN

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I didn’t know, until I read this, that Sally Mann had recently and suddenly suffered such a shocking loss. Emmett!

I read her memoir immediately upon its publication and wasn’t surprised to discover that in addition to being a brilliant artist she was also an immensely talented writer. After reading it, I listened to her read it in her soft and subtle Southern accent. Highly recommended! So smart, so thoughtful, so singular in her focus and passions, so eccentric in these times of ours.

The Gagosian Gallery on Madison opened a new show of her work this week, Remembered Light. The small space was packed with admirers of Mann and Twombly’s work. The images would be difficult to identify as Mann’s, even knowing her connection to Twombly. Nonetheless, it was moving being there with both Mann and Twombly super fans.