today in the new york times

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Photo by Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

PHOENIX — Two men stepped out of a rental car here recently and walked up to a modest ranch-style house with a cat and a grapefruit tree in the yard, worried that the homeowner might mistake them for missionaries or salesmen.

They were neither. They were representatives of one of the world’s wealthiest art patrons, Alice Walton, the Walmart heiress and founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. And they had come all the way from there to the door of Monica Aissa Martinez …

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4 thoughts on “today in the new york times

  1. Monica,

    Terri wants to commission a piece from you if you’re interested….her front body to go along with my back.

    what do you think! Patricia

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. How wonderful for you Monica!
    I did not know about you,before this nice article in NY Times. I too have come across many artists that just have not picked up by the “Art Machine”.
    Keep Going, reach for the stars and keep your feet on the ground. I went to grad school in Glendale- Thunderbird!

    Claudia Worthington Hess
    Hess Art Advisory & Appraisal Group
    San Francisco

  3. Thank you Claudia. I plan to continue..and my feet are firmly planted. I’ll post a drawing of them at some point soon.
    Monica

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