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His informed predictions were mixed with wild speculation.

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Entertainment, grand landscapes, and dialectical troubles.

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Strutting, superior but somehow also self- deprecating.

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Breaking through received perception and making the world new.

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“Do not sing to rain, poet, make it rain.”

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Not for him the “purblind vision” of small minds.

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Who is your Jane Austen?

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His genius thrived in stages: chromatic, atonal, serial.

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A Victorian — but no apologist for Victorian values.

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He foresaw the evils lurking in cybernetic command and control.

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Mistakes, waste, the meandering of intricate systems!

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His murals transform, and transform you, as you stroll past them.

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The first non-human HiLo Hero!

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His horror movies were unimaginably eerie.

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Clarity and balance, not disorientation, were his artistic mainsprings.

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He defended artifice and imagination vs. the so-called “natural.”

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“Are we not straying as though through an infinite nothingness?”

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A “tawny student of Esoterics.”

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Her feats of transub­stantiation were mesmerizing.

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He painted the portrait of everything our eyes always miss.

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His films assume a state of undoing.

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He created a boldly self-contained sound world.

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A portrait in vivid failure.

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Cult genius or filthy weirdo? Duh. He’s both.