The Oratory of Peter Brant and Lawrence Weiner: a Comparison

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Heiner Bastian, Celine Bastian, Julien Schnabel, Peter Brant and Tony Shafrazi

Superficially, Lawrence Weiner would appear to have little in common with Peter Brant. The former is a onetime dockworker turned conceptual artist with long white beard, bald pate and stooped posture, rarely to be seen without scuffed red leather jacket and hand-rolled cigarette; the latter, a dashing newsprint mogul who lives in a Greenwich, Conn., manse with his supermodel wife and is given to tailored suits and polo teams. And yet, it turns out they both give pretty good speeches. Read More