Deak


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Deak

(ˈdɛɑːk)
n
(Biography) Ferenc (ˈferents). 1803–76, Hungarian statesman: minister of justice following the 1848 Hungarian uprising. The Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy was largely his creation
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Krauss doesn't name the perpetrators, but Artforum readers would likely have recognized Rene Ricard and Edit deAk as the prime suspects.
A founding editor of the '70s underground magazine Art-Rite, the Hungarian-born deAk had been a presence in the art press for years, but she jumped to the front of Artforum in February 1980, the first issue tinder Ingrid Sischy's editorial direction.
In contrast to this "hypochondriac" art with its Latin diagnoses, deAk celebrated a kind of artistic onanism and critical decadence in her first major Artforum essay, a 1981 analysis of Francesco Clemente titled "A Chameleon in a State of Grace" (a phrase so oddly pitch-perfect that the Guggenheim used it twenty years later in press materials for the artist's retrospective).