Andreas Weininger, who used to play trumpet in the Bauhaus band, showed up at the Guggenheim to talk. He was 85 years old and it was a Saturday night.
He came out and said: “Hi, I’m from the nineteenth century”.
And we go: “Whoa”.
And he said: “You know, we had Saturdays in the nineteenth century too, and what we did was…”.
And he proceeded to describe these insane long-ago evenings. It really seemed so alive and exciting. So wonderful. It was a kind of real continuity, and you really felt that, yes, there have been artists, and there is a long line, and we can learn from each other, and we can go forward, and try to be as generous as possible to each other.