James Lee Byars — His Art of Questions, the Ephemeral, the Perfection. “What is the Question?” by Suze Bienaimee

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Remembering Jimmy in a Villanelle which basically means there are a bunch of end rhymes and repetitions and fun with words and somehow the form suits Jimmy since he was all of this and so much more.

 

James Lee Byars — His Art of Questions, the Ephemeral, the Perfection. “What is the Question?” by Suze Bienaimee

Ephemeral? And definitely questions? Perfection?
My friend. A dandy, delight, a magician, a serious Conceptualist.
His “Is is?” and the fun we had now in labyrinthian reflection.

Black top-hat pulled below his lids for the dilection
of his choosing. Creating his world where art persists
ephemeral? And definitely questions? Perfection?

At the Met and 82nd he wore satin-blowing-pink; a sensation
passing out the question marks wrapped in my red lips-kissed.
At the steps they stopped his show. No reflection.

His favorite suit was gold lamé in all its sparkle and refraction.
And tall? Was he tall or were those platforms? Stilts?
Ephemeral? And definitely questions? Perfection.

I never saw a dark side; he gave me creations and confections
wrapped in red or gold the molten drops that lilt
of a man from out-of-time. Unique, a rebel in rarefied reflection

of gifts for all mankind, a message for every nation.
Will the world ever be ready for a prince of peace? Have gilt.
Ephemeral? And definitely questions? Perfection?

Remember Jimmy? The question “Is is?” Is reflection?

– Suze Bienaimee

 

James Lee Byars
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sidewalk, New York City

MoMA PS1, through September 7, 2014
http://www.momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/385

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James Lee Byars, Artist (Photo from MoMA PS1)

 

James Lee Byars — His Art of Questions, the Ephemeral, the Perfection. “What is the Question?” by Suze Bienaimee.

She is an Interdisciplinary Artist, Creative Founder of StudioSeeds, Pushcart Prize Nominee:

Artist Suze Bienaimee

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