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The Hammer Museum Joan Didion exhibit is poetic but limited

I will confess that early last week, in an act of deadline avoidance disguised as research, I spent hours lurking at the auction of Joan Didion’s estate organized by Stair Galleries in New York, attempting to rationalize the acquisition of an object connected to the author. Perhaps a porcelain charger imprinted with California motifs? $1,300, …