Artists inevitably have to toil their way through a series of improbable day jobs
while struggling to make it big. Jeff Koons was a commodities broker, Damien Hirst
was a construction worker, and Mark Rothko waited tables and taught clay sculpture.
Georges Braque was a painter-decorator by trade, and it shows, particularly in “Georges
Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945,” a gratifying new exhibition at the Phillips
The first major museum exhibit of Braque’s work in 16 years*, the show explores a relatively
neglected period of the cubism pioneer’s