Annie Clark's True Voice
by Shane Ryan
“But okay, take somebody like Gauguin,” Annie Clark said to me, over the phone. “He was an asshole. He left his wife and kids and just went to Tahiti because he thought—because he was pursuing his art. And like, probably half of that was motivated by like, ‘I want some Tahitian pussy.’ That was probably half of it, right? But he goes and he happens to make beautiful art. He happens to. And so his character as a person is all forgiven because it’s like, ‘Oh, well, you know, you get a pass because you made something transcendent.’ But the flip side of that coin is like, if he had gone and made some shit like George...