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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:31 AM

I'm sending a copy of my art essays collection to Meryl Streep!

I first published these essays here on DU. There are 45 in all.

I talked to my daughter who lives in the LA area and asked her to find out if Streep's agency is there. I will send it to the agency and ask them to give it to her. Nothing would give me more pleasure than knowing she at least had it. I admire her enormously (who doesn't besides Drumpf). That doesn't guarantee that Streep will get it, but perhaps she will.

The book is being privately published. It will be costly to me because of all of the color photos but how much could it be, really? I have the money and it is something I want to do for my family and friends. And there are some DUers who have requested copies (I am giving them away).

If anyone remembers them and would like a copy, please pm me with your name/address and when it is finished I will send it.

Just finished seeing "Sophie's Choice" on youtube and her artistry just never fails to impress me! It's a hard movie to watch due to that scene where her little girl is taken by a cruel Nazi officer off to Auschwitz. Streep won an Oscar for that film.

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Reply I'm sending a copy of my art essays collection to Meryl Streep! (Original post)
CTyankee Jun 11 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 11 #1
CTyankee Jun 11 #3
lunasun Jun 11 #2
CTyankee Jun 11 #5
irisblue Jun 11 #4
Polly Hennessey Jun 11 #6
gratuitous Jun 11 #7
CTyankee Jun 11 #8
Lars39 Jun 11 #9
CTyankee Jun 11 #10
Lars39 Jun 11 #11
CTyankee Jun 11 #12
Lars39 Jun 11 #13
CTyankee Jun 11 #14
Lars39 Jun 11 #15
TuxedoKat Jun 12 #16
CTyankee Jun 12 #17
TuxedoKat Jun 13 #18

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:32 AM

1. I'd be happy to pay for one!

I'll send a pm. I love those essays.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:47 AM

3. I've got you on the list!

It's going to be done over the summer by my older daughter. I was encouraged by several of our friends to pursue this and I consider this to be my contribution (late in life) to give the gift of art and its appreciation.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:38 AM

2. Congrats on publishing . I have enjoyed so many and likely missed more than I have read

A book would allow me to share with others

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Response to lunasun (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:51 AM

5. Pm me and let me know where to send it.

I don't know when it will ready but I expect it would be done over July and August. My daughter stays on Chappaquiddick Island in the summer. It's nice and secluded there and she just does a lot gardening but she's self published stuff before and is doing it out of her love for me. Bless her!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:50 AM

4. PM on the way

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:39 PM

6. Your book

I looked forward to reading your essays. Was sad when you stopped. Thanks for adding to my art history. I would cherish one of your books. I sent you my info.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:56 PM

7. I'm not much of an art aficionado (okay, I'm not at ALL)

But I found your essays enlightening and interesting, even on those occasions when I had no idea what you were talking about. Sometimes I even learned something, which is pretty good at my age.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:28 PM

8. Thank you so much. I really tried not to be too stuffy as my whole point was to make art more,

not less, accessible to people here. I have this theory that people are bewildered by lots of art terms and just give up on trying to understand an artist or his/her works.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 06:01 PM

9. Sell them, CTY.

You never know where word of mouth and the DU Marketplace will take you.

Also, you might consider talking with DFW about the publishing aspect?

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 07:45 PM

10. Thank you, Lars. I appreciate your response...

but if you read my earlier responses I recounted the story of my dtr in law who was a book editor in NYC at Random House. She liked my essays but told me that there was a glut of such books on the market in NYC at the time. So I took that to heart and decided to private publish.

You give me some encouragement, tho. Thank you. Lars, I might just engage DFW about publishing. We used to exchange posts often when I was traveling in Europe visiting the art in Florence, London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. That was a great time!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 07:48 PM

11. I learned so much from your essays!

You really performed a great service with them. Best wishes on the pursuit!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 07:53 PM

12. Oh, thank you! Wish fulfilled!

Did you have a favorite artist?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 07:57 PM

13. Monet

There was a painting that brought tears at an exhibit . I foolishly thought I’d remember the name so I didn’t write it down.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 08:05 PM

14. I've had tears just viewing a painting. Mine was "View of Delft" by Vermeer.

I just stood there and cried.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 08:25 PM

15. That's such a beautiful painting!

No wonder your ‘senses were stirred’.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:42 PM

16. I didn't originally ask for one

but I would love a copy if you have any left. Happy to send payment too. Always enjoyed your art posts here.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:54 PM

17. OK, you are on the list (but I think it won't be ready until the fall).

I thank you for your appreciation.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:32 AM

18. Thank you!!!

Looking forward to it. I think I accurately answered part of one of your quizzes once!!!

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