Portfolio • Dorothea Tanning
Translated from the French by Tess Scriptunas and Pamela S. Johnson
Regard now this woman who, voluntarily, fanned that flame. Look at her carefully, because she knows that the glow is red, not blue. Red means danger, also blood and love and utterances which are not yet borrowed. It means that one has gone too far to turn back. How it trembles now, the little [...]
Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012 ) was an artist and writer. Her books include two poetry collections, Coming to That and A Table of Content (both Graywolf); the novel Chasm: A Weekend (Overlook); and the memoirs Between Lives: An Artist and Her World (Norton) and Birthday (Lapis). Her paintings and sculptures are in the collections of the Tate Modern, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others.
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