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Tue, 20 Feb 2018

Tuesday Tunes: A Playlist for William Baziotes

by Experiment Station
Pierrot illustrates William Baziotes’s belief that the traditional motif of the clown embodies similar experiences and struggles of the artist. The Pierrot is a playful yet tragic figure whose makeup-covered exterior entertains while the heart and soul of the person underneath searches for his place within society.