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Ninth Street Women

Author : Mary Gabriel
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 944 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2018-09-25
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780316226196

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Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times). Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting -- not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Her gamble paid off: At twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In Ninth Street Women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

Women of Abstract Expressionism

Author : Joan Marter
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2016-01-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780300208429

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This publication contains a survey of female abstract expressionist artists, revealing the richness and lasting influence of their work and the movement as a whole as well as highlighting the lack of critical attention they have received to date.

Fierce Poise

Author : Alexander Nemerov
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2021-03-23
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780525560197

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A National Book Critics Circle finalist • One of Vogue's Best Books of the Year A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as an artist in postwar New York “The magic of Alexander Nemerov's portrait of Helen Frankenthaler in Fierce Poise is that it reads like one of Helen's paintings. His poetic descriptions of her work and his rich insights into the years when Helen made her first artistic breakthroughs are both light and lush, seemingly easy and yet profound. His book is an ode to a truly great artist who, some seventy years after this story begins, we are only now beginning to understand.” ―Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women At the dawn of the 1950s, a promising and dedicated young painter named Helen Frankenthaler, fresh out of college, moved back home to New York City to make her name. By the decade's end, she had succeeded in establishing herself as an important American artist of the postwar period. In the years in between, she made some of the most daring, head-turning paintings of her day and also came into her own as a woman: traveling the world, falling in and out of love, and engaging in an ongoing artistic education. She also experienced anew―and left her mark on―the city in which she had been raised in privilege as the daughter of a judge, even as she left the security of that world to pursue her artistic ambitions. Brought to vivid life by acclaimed art historian Alexander Nemerov, these defining moments--from her first awed encounter with Jackson Pollock's drip paintings to her first solo gallery show to her tumultuous breakup with eminent art critic Clement Greenberg―comprise a portrait as bold and distinctive as the painter herself. Inspired by Pollock and the other male titans of abstract expressionism but committed to charting her own course, Frankenthaler was an artist whose talent was matched only by her unapologetic determination to distinguish herself in a man's world. Fierce Poise is an exhilarating ride through New York's 1950s art scene and a brilliant portrait of a young artist through the moments that shaped her.

Love and Capital

Author : Mary Gabriel
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2011-09-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316191371

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Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital. An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.

The Paintings of Joan Mitchell

Author : Jane Livingston,Joan Mitchell,Linda Nochlin,Yvette Y. Lee
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Abstract expressionism
ISBN : 9780520235700

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The Paintings of Joan Mitchell by Jane Livingston,Joan Mitchell,Linda Nochlin,Yvette Y. Lee Pdf

This exquisitely illustrated volume and the exhibition that it accompanies restore Joan Mitchell to her rightful place in the history of American artists--one of the few women among the first-rank Abstract Expressionist painters. 145 illustrations, 85 in color.

Broad Strokes

Author : Bridget Quinn
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2017-03-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781452152837

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Broad Strokes by Bridget Quinn Pdf

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 female artists from around the globe in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from the Renaissance to Abstract Expressionism for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.

The Art of Acquiring

Author : Mary Gabriel
Publisher : Bancroft Press
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2002-08-18
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781890862732

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For four and a half decades, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and art galleries in Europe, building one of the largest, most important art collections in the world. At one time, these two independently wealthy Jewish women from Baltimore received offers from virtually every prominent art museum in the world, all anxious to house their hitherto private assemblage of modern art. In 1949, they awarded all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2002, that collection was valued at nearly $1 billion, making them two of the most philanthropic art collectors of our age.Yet, for complex reasons, the story of the Cone sisters has never been fully or accurately told.Mary Gabriel, an art-minded journalist and women's historian, has, at long last, brought the little-known sisters to life, and shone the spotlight on their remarkable achievements.

Joan Mitchell

Author : Sarah Roberts,Katy Siegel
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 377 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780300247275

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Joan Mitchell by Sarah Roberts,Katy Siegel Pdf

A sweeping retrospective exploring the oeuvre of an incandescent artist, revealing the ways that Mitchell expanded painting beyond Abstract Expressionism as well as the transatlantic contexts that shaped her Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was fearless in her experimentation, creating works of unparalleled beauty, strength, and emotional intensity. This gorgeous book unfolds the story of an artistic master of the highest order, revealing the ways she expanded abstract painting and illuminating the transatlantic contexts that shaped her. Lavish illustrations cover the full arc of her artistic practice, from her exceptional New York paintings of the early 1950s to the majestic multipanel compositions she made in France later in her career. Signature works are represented here along with rarely seen paintings, works on paper, artist’s sketchbooks, and photographs of Mitchell’s life, social circle, and surroundings. Featuring scholarly texts, in-depth essays, and artistic and literary responses, this book is organized in ten chronological chapters. Each chapter centers on a closely related suite of paintings, illuminating a shifting inner landscape colored by experience, sensation, memory, and a deep sense of place. Presenting groundbreaking research and a variety of perspectives on her art, life, and connections to poetry and music, this unprecedented volume is an essential reference for Mitchell’s admirers and those just discovering her work.

Ninth Street Notebook

Author : VeNeta Masson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Community health nursing
ISBN : UOM:49015002775261

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Elaine de Kooning

Author : Brandon Brame Fortune
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2015-04-08
Category : Art
ISBN : 9783791354385

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Elaine de Kooning by Brandon Brame Fortune Pdf

This book explores the portraiture of Elaine de Kooning, an enormously talented artist whose widely admired body of work—both abstract and figurative—is overdue for a contemporary reassessment. John F. Kennedy, Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Merce Cunningham, and Fairfield Porter were just some of the figures who sat for portraits by Elaine de Kooning. Famous for her marriage to the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, Elaine was herself a groundbreaking artist and writer who challenged many conventions during her career. Although she portrayed women, she was most engaged with portraits of men, sometimes painting multiple portraits of her subjects in order to explore and capture their most compelling likeness. She focused intently on her subjects—as she wrote in 1965, "Like falling in love painting a portrait is a concentration on one particular person and no one else will do." This insightful book explores de Kooning’s portraits as well as her artistic process and her position in the rise of Postmodernism. Illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of paintings, drawings, and archival photos, this book is an important contribution to the literature on Abstract Expressionism, women artists, and feminism during a transformative period, and will also appeal to lovers of painting of all kinds.

Lee Krasner

Author : Gail Levin
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Abstract expressionism
ISBN : 050029528X

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The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful lifeIn Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, and in so doing recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art.The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful lifeIn Gail Levin's riveting biography, Lee Krasner emerges as a significant artist who richly deserves her place in the 20th century's cultural lexicon. Drawing on new sources and numerous personal interviews - including with Krasner herself - Levin has created a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant woman, and in so doing recovers Krasner's voice and allows us to understand how her life intersected with and informed her art.

Lee Krasner

Author : Ellen G. Landau,Lee Krasner,Jeffrey D. Grove
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 1995-09-15
Category : Art
ISBN : UOM:39015034527799

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Lee Krasner by Ellen G. Landau,Lee Krasner,Jeffrey D. Grove Pdf

In addition to providing the essential facts concerning each of Lee Krasner's artistic works, the author has written interpretive essays analyzing major groups of works and their relationship to Krasner's life and oeuvre.

Boom

Author : Michael Shnayerson
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2019-05-21
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781610398411

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Boom by Michael Shnayerson Pdf

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival. Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers-Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner, Arne and Marc Glimcher, and Iwan Wirth-along with dozens of other dealers-from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown-who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and more. This kaleidoscopic history begins in the mid-1940s in genteel poverty with a scattering of galleries in midtown Manhattan, takes us through the ramshackle 1950s studios of Coenties Slip, the hipster locations in SoHo and Chelsea, London's Bond Street, and across the terraces of Art Basel until today. Now, dealers and auctioneers are seeking the first billion-dollar painting. It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon.

Notorious Victoria

Author : Mary Gabriel
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1998-01-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781565128057

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Notorious Victoria by Mary Gabriel Pdf

“A remarkable biography . . . Well written and researched, this book warrants a spot on every serious American history student’s bookshelf.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review She was the first woman to run for president. She was the first woman to address the U.S. Congress and to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street. She’s the woman Gloria Steinem called “the most controversial suffragist of them all.” So why have most people never heard of Victoria Woodhull? In this extensively researched biography, journalist Mary Gabriel offers readers a balanced portrait of a unique and complicated woman who was years ahead of her time—and perhaps ahead of our own. “One of the most controversial American women of the late nineteenth century springs to life in this study that leaves no stone unturned.” —Publishers Weekly “[A] deftly written biography . . . of a hell-raising visionary.” —Mirabella “A meaty slice of feminist history peppered with Victorian drama.” —Civilization

"Starving" to Successful

Author : J. Jason Horejs
Publisher : Reddot Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Art
ISBN : 0615568327

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"Starving" to Successful by J. Jason Horejs Pdf

Provides insight into the art business from the perspective of a gallery owner.