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    Magicians and Charlatans

    Presented by at Harry Ransom Center

    February 7, 2013


    Magicians and Charlatans

    The Harry Ransom Center hosts Jed Perl, Art Critic for The New Republic, for a discussion about the state of the art world and the future of fine publishing with Peter Kayafas, director of the Eakins Press Foundation, on Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m.

    Perl’s new book, Magicians and Charlatans: Essays on Art and Culture, is the latest publication of Eakins Press, which since 1966 has been producing legendary art and photography books, including Lee Friedlander’s The American Monument, Walker Evans’s Message from the Interior, and Lincoln Kirstein’s Elie Nadelman. In Magicians and Charlatans, Perl writes about the art scene of the past decade, exploring new museums and galleries and offering controversial critiques of the painter Gerhard Richter, the art dealer Leo Castelli, and the Museum of Modern Art. Perl and Kayafas will be discussing the growing need for independent voices—both in the art and publishing worlds.

    The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance. View a live webcast of this program at

    A book signing follows.

    Harry Ransom Center

    300 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX 78712

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    General Day and Time Info:

    7 p.m.

    Phone: 512-471-8944

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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