I remember talking to him about my drawings and art. He preferred our abstract works to our realistic pictures and discouraged figuration, which is silly - children want to be able to draw things that look real. He wasn't very understanding of the little girl stuff: that's why you have a mother. But the best project we made with him was an amazing life-scale horse. Little girls love horses, and what could be better than making a realistic, life-size horse with your dad?" —Rebecca Smith on her father David Smith
Read more: Making a Horse With Dad, Tate Etc., August 2006
Candida and Rebecca Smith's bedroom (c.1962), photographed by their Dad. Top: Rebecca and Candida plastering a horse (c.1961), photographed by their Dad. ©Photographs: David Smith ©Estate of David Smith
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"When women complained that they didn’t feel safe after dark, he [Bogotá mayor Antanas Mockus] organized several women-only nights. Men were encouraged to stay home and take care of the children while the women could attend free concerts around town."
Antanas Mockus’s Despair / Brave New Worlds [Walker Design]