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New art city
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Object ID 000198

Object Name New art city

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Collection Mike Walsh Collection

Accession # 2017.02.103.009

Alternate ID NF 700.9 PER

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date NOV 20,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords American art--New York,New York--Intellectual life,

Title New art city

Sub-Title Manjhattan at mid-century


Edition 1st ed.

Description / Abstract A fascinating, panoramic exploration of art and culture in mid-twentieth-century New York City from one of our most important and influential art critics. New Art City takes us from the solitude of the artist’s studio to the uproarious bars where artists gathered, from the ramshackle bohemian neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan to the Midtown streets where steel-and-glass skyscrapers were rising and art galleries were proliferating. We encounter a kaleidoscopic range of artists. There are legendary figures–Jackson Pollock, David Smith, Willem de Kooning, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol, and Donald Judd–as well as still undervalued ones, such as the galvanic teacher Hans Hofmann, the lyric expressionist Joan Mitchell, the adventuresome realist Fairfield Porter, and the eccentric thinker John Graham. We encounter, too, the writers, critics, patrons, and hangers-on who rounded out the artists’ world.

Physical Description 641 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

Author Perl, Jed.

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ISBN 1400041317



Publisher New York : Knopf, 2005.

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Spine / Label 700.9 PER