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July 31, 2007

The Last Post


A body washes up on a beach, thought to be the remains of Jeremy Blake. Glenn O'Brien writes a last post to The Wit of the Staircase expecting Theresa Duncan to offer some final mot juste (via LA Observed).

I keep thinking that somewhere Theresa has thought up a perfect witty response to all of this but, alas, it is finally too late. Her Internet diary, The Wit of the Staircase, was named for “esprit d’escalier,” for “the witty response you think up after the conversation or argument is ended…The answer you cannot make, the pattern you cannot complete till afterwards it suddenly comes to you when it’s too late.” The spirit of the Spirit was that it’s never too late. But now it is. It’s over when it’s over.

Or possibly not. Blake's show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is to go ahead this fall.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 31, 2007 07:31 AM