The November art auctions in New York generated over $2 billion in sales of Contemporary and American art. But an important work by George Tooker (1920-2011), An Embrace of Peace, failed to find a buyer (willing pay the minimum $125,000 at Sotheby’s).
Perhaps the subject matter, and George Tooker (and his conversion), are out of favor in the Art World.
Even more troubling, is the sense that the need for “conversion” is unknown to many in the Church.
For some reason the priest who said the Mass that we attended in NYC today omitted this (Second) Reading for All Saints Day:
“Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are. Because the world refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us. My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed, all we know is, that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is. Surely everyone who entertains this hope must purify himself, must try to be as pure as Christ.” 1 John 3:1-3