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August 17, 2022

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Who knew his name? Larry was my first artist friend in New York, and our friendship never wavered - through IT ALL as you mention. Smart, his telling a collector, "No, that painting comes only in that size and color," and Dorothy Miller [he asked me to go with him] "No, I can't salvage "Washington Crossing --" drowned in MoMA water damage, "but I can paint a new one." He was loveable as few are. Our last encounter, he praised facial skin abrasion for renewal and sported a "Fly me" button clasping his fly. Thx for the shared memory,
ever S Again
ps Where is Jane and Joe's daughter? Let me know.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
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of the bedroom
as I enter
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