IT is at Epstein's special request that I reprint T. E. Hulme article from the New Age of December 25th, 1913.
EPSTEIN. Hulme was a great man. His death was a terrible loss. He was the one man who could have shown up all the nonsense that is being written about art at the present day. He was planning a work just about the time he was killed, very much on the same lines as the present book. Although written seventeen years ago this article is remarkably fresh and with the substitution of a name here and there might apply to the discussions that I have to face after all my exhibitions. I would like to see it reprinted once again as I always remember it as the sanest article written about me.
The illustration accompanying it was a study for the Rock Drill, which I afterwards expressed in sculpture. I was one of the first to study the possibilities of the abstract. To-day I am far more interested in a closer expression of humanity.