beatrice wood mama dadaizma, velika keramičarka, spisateljica, muza velikih umetnika, inspiracija james cameronu za lik rose de witt bukater u “titanicu“… živela je 105 godina (3. mart. 1893 – 12. mart 1998.). studirala slikarstvo, bavila se pozorištem, ljubav marcela duchampa, henri-pierre roché autor romana “jules et jim” joj je slomio srce… mnogima je i ona slamala… 1933. počinje da se bavi keramikom pošto nije mogla da nađe savršeni čajnik za sebe… 1947. gradi kuću-atelje u mestu ojai u kaliforniji. u blizini njene kuće živeo je krishnamurti prema kojem je osećala veliko poštovanje. sada je u njenoj kući centar za umetnost.
pogledaj kako se odevala, kakav je nakit nosila… zar nije prava ikona stila? da je ari seth cohen pre 1998. imao svoj blog ona bi bila njegova neprikosnovena muza.
sa cameronom i glumicom glorijom stewart
beatrice, duchamp and picabia 1917.
beatrice o marcelu
jules and jim, 1962 – françois truffaut
“well, then i met henri pierre roche, through duchamp. and i saw him — i’d forgotten, but in looking over diary notes i saw him several times. liked him very much. he was quite a good deal older than i was. i think he was under the french government at that time and i don’t really know what he was doing in new york. but he’d travelled extensively, even in india, which — he and marcel were the first two who had really bought the first picassos and brancusis. and they collected them. and later marcel, i think, influenced walter arensberg and sold him quite a few things. well, so roche was invited to dinner. and after he left my mother said, “you’re in love with that man!” well, i was still so shy and so innocent in spite of all my reading, i had no idea whether i was in love with him or not. it was possible. but the next time when he called he was very gentlemanly. i said, “oh, i will come to see you.” and he was a little taken aback, a young girl coming to see him. he said, “oh, no, no, i’ll come to see you.” and i said, “not at all. i’m shopping. i’ll be in your neighborhood.” “but I just live in a simple room.” “that’s all right, i don’t mind; i’ll be near there. so i went to see him and the — what is it? — the fat was in the fire. so that was the second mistake my mother made. but a very wonderful one, because i was very much in love with him and he with me. and we . . . i was also very much in love with marcel. and roche . . . .
PAUL KARLSTROM: it sounds like jules and jim.
BEATRICE WOOD: well, it was . . . he’s changed. i told him that to change the thing. and roche loved marcel, too, and i used to dream of marcel and roche. and roche would just laugh and say, “oh, you’re in love with him.” and the three of us, for i don’t know whether it was a year, a year and a half, were very close. and, of course, we put out the blind man together. then marcel introduced me to the arensbergs… (transkript intervjua sa beatrice koji je za archives of american art vodio paul karlstrom, 26. avgusta 1976.)
beatrice wood center for the arts in ojai, california
beatrice i anais nin 1965.
“beatrice wood combines her colors like a painter, makes them vibrate like a musician. they have strength even while iridescent and transparent. they have the rhythm and luster both of jewels and human eyes. water poured from one of her jars will taste like wine.” (anais nin)