Object ID 000198
Object Name New art city
Collection Mike Walsh Collection
Accession # 2017.02.103.009
Alternate ID NF 700.9 PER
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Gift
Accession Date NOV 20,2018
Start Year Range
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Status In Collection
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
Publisher New York : Knopf, 2005.
Spine / Label 700.9 PER