Remembering Dave Hickey, Brilliant Art Critic and Renegade Texan

Remembering Dave Hickey, Brilliant Art Critic and Renegade Texan

Hickey in Houston, circa 2014.In the years I spent writing my book on the great art critic and essayist Dave Hickey, who died last month at the age of 82, he got really annoyed with me twice. The first time was early in our relationship, when he thought I was trying to get money out of him (long story). The second was when I sent him the final cover design of my book, Far From Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art. It featured a photo of him in a cowboy hat.The pic was taken in 1972 by his old friend, musician and artist Terry Allen, at the Dripping Springs Reunion concert. Dave was there because he had been asked to help organize the now-legendary festival. Allen was there to…View Original Post

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