Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Artists' Cookbook: Conversations with 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors (SIGNED by Author)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery

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FANTASTIC SCARCE VINTAGE SPIRAL BOUND 1977 PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NYC, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR MADELEINE CONWAY - makes a terrific gift!
ARTISTS' COOKBOOK
155 Recipes
Conversations with Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors
by Madeleine Conway and Nancy Kirk
This extremely rare, out of print and long sold out gem of a book is far more than a cookbook. There is a brief interview and revealing biographical commentary on each artist (food is the pretext, but one gets a sense of the artists lifestyle and predilictions from their answers) followed by a photographic portrait and chosen recipes. This vintage 1977 copy of The Museum of Modern Art Artists' Cookbook, features the following contemporary art stars (!!!!)
Richard Anuszkiewicz; Will Barnet; Romare Bearden; Louise Bourgeios; Christo; Salvador Dali; Allan D'Arcangelo; Richard Estes; Audrey Flack; Helen Frankenthaler; Red Grooms; Robert Indiana; Paul Jenkins; Alex Katz; Elaine De Kooning; Willem De Kooning; Roy Lichtenstein; Richard Lindner; Marisol; Robert Motherwell; Alice Neel; Lowell Nesbitt; Philip Pearlstein; Larry Rivers; George Segal; Raphael Soyer; Ernest Soyer; Andy Warhol; Tom Wesselmann; Jack Youngerman.
Each artist is pictured and has a page written about the food they eat and cook with recipes following. 165 pages with index. There are also pictures of all the artists on the back cover.
We will not tell you what Andy Warhol's favorite recipe is. Though a hint is that he describes how he told the author he had sworn off salt, sugar and beloved junk food. But you'd have to buy the book to find out what his submission is!
There is expected shelfwear to the cover (front and back), esp. corner bending, creasing, some time staining (age wear), grubbiness, etc. Otherwise, in good vintage condition. Interior pages with the recipes are in very good condition. Not ex-library; NO markings whatsoever.
An illuminating and highly collectible vintage reference. Used book. Signed.

Signature: Boldly signed and inscribed "Best wishes and Bon Appetit" in red marker on the first front end page by author Madeleine Conway.

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, NY

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About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Andy Warhol: Lips, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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About Richard Anuszkiewicz

Combining an interest in the nature of perception with investigations into the visual and psychological resonance of color, Richard Anuszkiewicz produces paintings whose vibrant colors and geometric shapes seem to pop and pulsate off of the canvas. A student of Josef Albers and one of the leading practitioners of Op art and geometric abstraction, Anuszkiewicz explores color and form in his flat, vibrant abstractions, attempting to reveal the malleability of our perceptions of stillness and movement, depth and color.

American, b. 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2015
Geometric Obsession, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires

Solo Shows on Artsy

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
GALLERY SELECTIONS, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco
2015
Geometric Obsession, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2015
Post-Op: 'The Responsive Eye' Fifty Years After, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
2014
Sensation, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe
1965
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
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About Will Barnet

American, 1911-2012, Beverly, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
1950s Works on Paper, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2014
Will Barnet: A Tribute, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2011
Small Works on Paper From the 1950's, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2010
Recent Abstract Paintings, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY, United States
2003
Abstraction and Figuration, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY, United States

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
2015
Artists of the WPA, Bill Hodges Gallery

About Romare Bearden

A pioneer of African-American art and celebrated collagist, Romare Bearden seamlessly blended images of African-American life in the urban and rural South with references to popular culture, religion, and Classical art and myth. He depicted jazz musicians, monumental subjects, nudes, or mythological characters set against abstract, fragmented backgrounds. Each of his collages integrated images painted in gouache, watercolors, oil paints, which he would then fix to paper or canvas. Bearden sought to give the African-American experience a universal, monumental, and Classical representation: he would often recast Classical events with African-American subjects, as in The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin) (1977). By rendering Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus as African-Americans, Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, allegorical context.

American, 1911-1988, Charlotte, North Carolina, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Regarding the Figure, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
2017
Romare Bearden, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
2017

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Romare Bearden, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Regarding the Figure, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
2017
2017
Collage: Made in America, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
2016
On Such a Night as This, ACA Galleries, New York
2016
Summer Selections 2016, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2016
Recent Acquisitions, Bill Hodges Gallery
2016
Spring Selections, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2015
Winter Selections in Modernism, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2015
50 Under $5k, Bill Hodges Gallery
2015
Artists of the WPA, Bill Hodges Gallery
2014
Encore, Bill Hodges Gallery
2014
Summer Selections 2014, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
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About Louise Bourgeois

Beginning her artistic practice in her native Paris, Louise Bourgeois was originally associated with Surrealism due to her integration of fantastic elements into her prints and sculptures. Upon moving to New York in 1938, Bourgeois focused primarily on sculpture, crafting biomorphic forms that curator Lucy Lippard has described as enacting the physicality of the body as experienced from within. Bourgeois’s suggestive organ-like contours and early use of unconventional materials (like resin, latex, and cloth) allude to a tension between quintessentially male and female forms. This recurrent interrogation of the male/female dialectic aligns Bourgeois with the Feminist movement, but her work has also been examined through the lens of Abstract Expressionism, as she exhibited with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

French-American, 1911-2010, Paris, France, based in New York & Paris

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2015
Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2015
1997
Louise Bourgeois, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
2015
Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2015
1997
Louise Bourgeois, Fondazione Prada, Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation, Tate Modern, London
2016
Sculptors in Print, Marlborough London, London
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
Artworks, Cheim & Read, New York
2015
Robert Gober/ Louise Bourgeois, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2014
2013
Portfolios from Peter Blum Edition, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
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About Christo

Christo is best known for monumental collaborations with his late partner Jeanne-Claude. The duo’s projects, such as The Gates in Central Park and Wrapped Reichstag intervened in public spaces in order to draw attention to them. “We borrow space and create gentle disturbances for a few days,” Christo once said. “We inherit everything that is inherent in the space to become part of the work of art. All our projects are like fabulous expeditions.” Since Jeanne-Claude’s passing, Christo has worked to complete unrealized projects such as Over The River, a miles-long stretch of fabric that would function as a canopy over the Arkansas River. In gallery spaces, Christo presents schematic drawings of the duo’s work, which exhibit the artist’s technical mastery and undergird their massive installations, connecting the big ideas to their inception as free-floating thoughts.

American-Bulgarian, b. 1935, Gabrovno, Bulgaria, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Pop Masterworks on Paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Pop Masterworks on Paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Icons by Legends Online, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
MASTERS, MILL Contemporary, Santa Fe
2016
Post War Art, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Spring Accrochage 2016, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
Paving the Way: Contemporary Masters, MILL Contemporary
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About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection, Off the Wall Gallery, Houston
2017
Exilic Pleasures: Surrealism Refuged in America, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2015
Salvador Dalí, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2014
A Retrospective Journey 1994 - 2014, Opera Gallery, Singapore

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection, Off the Wall Gallery, Houston
2017
Salvador Dali Lithographs, Elena Bulatova Fine Art, Las Vegas
2015
Salvador Dalí, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2012
Salvador Dali: Endless Time, Galleria Ca' d'Oro, MIAMI

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Exilic Pleasures: Surrealism Refuged in America, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2017
2016
Winter Exhibition 2016, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Surrealism: Imaginary becomes real, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Spring Masters Selections, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2015
Culture Cluster, Zenith Gallery, Washington
2014
A Retrospective Journey 1994 - 2014, Opera Gallery, Singapore
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About Allan D'Arcangelo

Painter and printmaker Allan D’Arcangelo is best known for his abstract paintings of highways and road signs, or “Pop imagery snugged into formal tropes of hard-edged abstraction,” as a New Yorker reviewer once described it. Often depicted from the driver’s perspective, D’Arcangelo’s paintings incorporate simplified, flat color planes and fragmented geometric forms, superimposing cropped road signs, forms resembling broken glass, and vague highway imagery over two-dimensional, endlessly rolling landscapes. D’Arcangelo always maintained a strong fascination with industrial imagery and scenery, and is considered one of the earliest American Pop artists.

American, 1930-1998, Buffalo, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Beyond Pop: Allan D'Arcangelo, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Summer Skies, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
2017
Miniature Selections, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Vintage Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017

About Richard Estes

Considered a founder of the Photorealist movement, Richard Estes is best known for his paintings of city scenes in New York. Compiling his compositions from multiple source photographs, Estes reconstructs reality in highly convincing renderings. He often incorporates reflective surfaces, such as shop windows and shiny cars, yielding mirrored imagery that serves to enhance what the naked eye is capable of perceiving. In Double Self-Portrait (1976), for example, the artist and an entire street scene behind him are reflected in meticulous detail against the glass façade of a diner.

American, b. 1932, Kewanee, Illinois

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Four Print Masters, Marlborough Gallery, Marlborough Graphics, New York

About Audrey Flack

One of the first photorealist painters to be included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, Audrey Flack focused the early years of her career on large-scale paintings of still lifes that drew from 17th-century Dutch vanitas painting—updated through a contemporary lens—and brought feminine identities under scrutiny. In meticulous, complex arrangements of fruit, flowers, candles, makeup, and ladies’ accouterments, Flack’s loaded symbolic tableaus address stereotypes of the female ideal. Since the 1980s, Flack has turned her focus to monumental sculpture: “Making sculpture attracted me because of its substantiality,” she has said. In her Neoclassical public sculptures of gilded bronze angels, muses, and goddesses, Flack mines Greek mythology, presenting the female in an array of archetypal guises. Though some critics have condemned her focus on the classical white female, Flack is an avowed feminist, and many of her sculptures seek to reinvent their subjects and source material.

American, b. 1931, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Audrey Flack: Master Drawings from Crivelli to Pollock, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2015
Audrey Flack: The Abstract Expressionist Years, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Bite Me: Photorealism From the Kitchen, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York

About Helen Frankenthaler

A second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler became active in the New York School of the 1950s, initially influenced by artists like Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. She gained fame with her invention of the color-stain technique—applying thin washes of paint to unprimed canvas—in her iconic Mountains and Sea (1952), a motivating work for Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and other Color Field painters who emerged in the ’60s. Her own canvases, however, often evoked elements of landscape or figuration in the shaping of their forms. “My pictures are full of climates, abstract climates,” she once said. “They're not nature per se, but a feeling.” From 1958 to 1971, she was married to fellow Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell, who, like Frankenthaler, worked in symbolic painted gestures—only her paintings were almost always visibly improvised from start to finish. As poet and critic Frank O’Hara wrote in 1960, “she is willing to risk everything on inspiration.” In addition to painting, Frankenthaler also made ceramics, welded steel sculptures, and set designs, but the related medium that most attracted her, and in which her achievement came the closest painting, was printmaking—especially the creation of woodcuts, hers counting among the greatest of contemporary works in that medium.

American, 1928-2011, New York, New York, based in New York and Darien, Connecticut

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
No Rules Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Williamstown
2017
As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Williamstown
2017

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
Making Modern: Hofmann and the Next Generation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Denver Art Museum, Denver
2015
PRETTY RAW: AFTER AND AROUND HELEN FRANKENTHALER, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Waltham
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About Red Grooms

Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhattan from Battery Park to Grant’s tomb,” Grooms explained. The comic-book inspired interactive installation included iconic landmarks—the subway, Central Park, the Apollo Theater, the Woolworth building—populated by life-sized wooden figures of prostitutes, thieves, gamblers, tourists, shoppers, and families, revealing the city’s grit as well as its glamour. It was lauded for its effect of turning Manhattan—then threatening and oppressive—into a place of wonder. Since then, Grooms has “made a career of affectionate parody,” according one critic, through satirical, pop culture-infused prints and sculptural tableaux in homage to his adopted city.

American, b. 1937, Nashville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Miniature Selections, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Summer Art Deals, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

About Robert Indiana

One of the central figures of the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana takes his inspiration from commercial signs, claiming: “There are more signs than trees in America. There are more signs than leaves. So I think of myself as a painter of American landscape.” In his paintings, sculptures, and prints, he mimics and re-arranges the words and numbers of a myriad of signs, including the Phillips 66 gas station logo and the “Yield” traffic sign. He is most famous for his “Love” paintings and sculptures, first produced in the 1960s. Creating a block out of the word—with the “L” and the “O” set atop the “V” and the “E”—Indiana has effectively inserted his own sign into the mix. His “LOVE” painting was reproduced on a postage stamp in 1973; his “LOVE” sculptures are installed in public spaces worldwide.

American, b. 1928, New Castle, Indiana, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2015
ROBERT INDIANA: Don't Lose HOPE, Contini Art UK, London
2014

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
ROBERT INDIANA: Don't Lose HOPE, Contini Art UK, London
2010
Robert Indiana NOW, Woodward Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Pop Masterworks on Paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Vintage Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
2017
2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2015
POtPourri, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2014
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About Paul Jenkins

An important figure in the New York School, Paul Jenkins contributed to the development of abstract expressionism in New York and abroad with his intuitive, chance-based approach to painting. Working first with oil paints and later acrylic, Jenkins poured paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to drip, bleed, and pool, as well as manipulating it with an ivory knife. Jenkins’s diaphanous streaks and gentle, fluid fields of color positioned him as an important figure in abstract expressionism, and he often exhibited in the same venues as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—artists who shared his instinctual working method. “I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds. It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it,” the artist once said.

American, 1923-2012, Kansas City, Missouri

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
"Un Art Autre" : l'Aventure de Michel Tapié., Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg
2016
Paul Jenkins, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2015
Paintings by Paul Jenkins, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Paul Jenkins, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2015
Paintings by Paul Jenkins, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
"Un Art Autre" : l'Aventure de Michel Tapié., Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg
2016
Group Show of Editions, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
Group Show, Nicholas Gallery, Belfast
2015
Modern Summer: AbEx+, Jenn Singer Gallery, New York
2015
Mixed Media, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2015
Forms & Faces, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2015
American Painters in Paris, Galerie Diane de Polignac & Chazournes
2014
Summer Pill, Robert Fontaine Gallery
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About Alex Katz

New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

American, b. 1927, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Recent acquisitions Fall 2016, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2016
East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Alex Katz, Serpentine Galleries, London
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
ALEX KATZ - 90 YEARS, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
2017
HOMMAGE À ALEX KATZ, Galerie Klüser, Munich
2016
Alex Katz: Recent Works, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co., Calabasas
2016
Alex Katz: Ladies & Landscapes, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
2016
Alex Katz: New and Recent works, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco
2016
Alex Katz, Serpentine Galleries, London
2016
Alex Katz: Present Tense (New York), Richard Gray Gallery, New York
2016
Alex Katz: Present Tense (Chicago), Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
2015
Alex Katz Works on paper and recent prints, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
2015
Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Recent acquisitions Fall 2016, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2016
East Building Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2015
SPACE AGE - GROUP EXHIBITION, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
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About Elaine de Kooning

The wife of Willem de Kooning, Elaine de Kooning was a prolific and versatile painter, writer, and teacher. Though she was closely associated with the New York School and Abstract Expressionism, de Kooning eschewed developing a singular style and instead painted in a range of modes from realism to abstraction. “Style is something I’ve always tried to avoid. I’m more interested in character,” she said. The subjects in her work also varied, including mythology, landscapes, and portraiture; one of her later bodies of work was inspired by the cave paintings in Lascaux. She studied widely with different artists including Milton Resnick, Stuart Davis, and Raphael Soyer. De Kooning also spent time at Black Mountain College, where she designed a stage set for Merce Cunningham and John Cage.

American, 1918-1989, Brooklyn, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Denver Art Museum, Denver
2013
A Few of Our Favorite Things, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque

About Willem de Kooning

A first-generation Abstract Expressionist, Willem de Kooning is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In 1950s New York, when painters like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were moving away from representational imagery toward pure abstraction, de Kooning maintained a commitment to the figurative tradition, developing a signature style that fused vivid color and aggressive paint handling with deconstructed images of the female form—a then-controversial body of works that has become known as his “Women” paintings. “Flesh was the reason oil paint was invented,” he famously said. Influenced by Arshile Gorky and Pablo Picasso, de Kooning was often thought to have blended Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism in his signature style, paving the way for generations of gestural figurative painters like Cecily Brown. Following his “Women” series, de Kooning pursued non-objective lyrical abstraction until his death in 1997.

Dutch, American, 1904-1997, Rotterdam, Netherlands, based in New York and East Hampton, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Abstract Expressionism, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
2017
Abstract Expressionism, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Art You Can Stomach, Sragow Gallery, New York
2016
Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2016
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show 2016, M.S. Rau Antiques, Baltimore
2015
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2014
2014
Leeum Collection: Beyond Space, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
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About Roy Lichtenstein

When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-Figure, Castelli Gallery, New York
2010
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes, Gagosian, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-Figure, Castelli Gallery, New York
2010
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes, Gagosian, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2016
The Gestural, 21er Haus, Vienna
2016
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation, Tate Modern, London
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2015
RECTO VERSO, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2015
International Pop, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
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About Richard Lindner

A successful illustrator for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Richard Lindner took up painting in his 50s, drawing on expressionistic exaggeration, Surrealist fantasy, and Cubist manipulations of form. He became known for erotic and enigmatic renderings, first based on memories from his childhood in Germany and later inspired by the vulgar, fetishistic aspects of life in New York. His harsh colors and highly defined outlines exaggerated the garishness of the streetwalkers, circus women, and men in uniform that became his favorite subjects. Overtones of Berlin’s cabaret culture of the 1930s infuse his style. Although his work shares some aspects of Pop art, he avoided the association.

German, 1901-1978, Hamburg, Germany

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Works on Paper, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond

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About Marisol

Best known for her elegant, eclectic, and poignant yet edgy figurative sculptures, Marisol (born Maria Sol Escobar) makes art across styles and media. Her output encompasses woodcarving and sculptural assemblages, cast metal pieces, ceramics, and works on paper. Marisol, who is influenced by artists such as Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol, is often grouped with pop art artists, but her work does not lend itself to neat categorization. Strains of pre-Columbian folk art and religious symbolism infuse her pieces, and her figurative assemblages feature portraits of other artists, political leaders, and movie stars. Marisol also makes recreations of iconic news images and tableaux of families, sometimes her own, crafting sculptural scenes from carved stone, neon, Astroturf, and plywood.

Venezuelan, 1930-2016, Paris, France, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Art of American Dance: 1830-1960, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2014
MARISOL: Sculptures and Works on Paper, El Museo del Barrio, New York

About Robert Motherwell

Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters. His esteemed intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings—frequently featuring bold black shapes against fields of color—but also made Motherwell one of the leading writers, theorists, and advocates of the New York School. He forged close friendships with the European Surrealists and other intellectuals over his interests in poetry and philosophy, and as such served as a vital link between the pre-war avant-garde in Europe and its post-war counterpart in New York, establishing automatism and psychoanalysis as central concerns of American abstraction. "It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous," Motherwell said. "It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.

American, 1915-1991, Aberdeen, Washington, based in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration, Dedalus Foundation, Provincetown
2015
Motherwell as Printmaker: The Artist at Work, Dedalus Foundation, Brooklyn
2015

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Robert Motherwell: The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2017
Robert Motherwell: Masterprints, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
Robert Motherwell: The Art of the Collage, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2015
Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration, Dedalus Foundation, Provincetown
2015
Motherwell as Printmaker: The Artist at Work, Dedalus Foundation, Brooklyn
2015
2015
Motherwell at 100, Dedalus Foundation, New York
2012
Robert Motherwell: Prints from the Artist's Studio, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2017
Abstract Expressionism, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Making Modern: Hofmann and the Next Generation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
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About Alice Neel

Alice Neel, one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, made starkly honest paintings of relatives, lovers, friends, and neighbors. A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical appearance. Neel worked in obscurity for most of her career, painting a range of locals from salesmen to the homeless, but during the last two decades of her life, she finally gained recognition, receiving many honors and awards. Her later paintings include portraits of celebrity artists like Andy Warhol and Marisol, as well notable people such as Mayor Ed Koch and Bella Abzug.

American, 1900-1984, Marion Square, Pennsylvania

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Alice Neel | Uptown, Victoria Miro, London
2017
Alice Neel, Uptown, David Zwirner, New York
2016
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2015
Alice Neel, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Alice Neel | Uptown, Victoria Miro, London
2017
Alice Neel, Uptown, David Zwirner, New York
2015
Alice Neel, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
The Time Is N♀w, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
2016
Art You Can Stomach, Sragow Gallery, New York
2016
Intimisms, James Cohan, New York
2016
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
Artworks, Cheim & Read, New York
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About Lowell Nesbitt

American, 1933-1993

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Recent Acquisitions, Bill Hodges Gallery

About Philip Pearlstein

Known for his paintings of nudes with almost clinical objectivity, Philip Pearlstein has been scrutinizing the body since the early 1960s, painting it as it is and avoiding idealization. Attuned to art history, Pearlstein is as interested in pattern and composition as he is in the body itself. He creates still life-like, visually complex arrangements by entangling his models with pieces of furniture, colorful rugs and blankets, and an assortment of objects, like a decoy swan or a whirligig. His model of 18 years, Desiree Avarez wrote: “He is fascinated with the beauty of form, and by beauty I mean power. This is a man studying structure and the math of its glamour as deeply as the ancient philosophers. As if understanding the essence of the endoskeleton might uncover the sublime.”

American, b. 1924, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Philip Pearlstein, Facing You, Betty Cuningham, New York
2016

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Summer Group Show, Betty Cuningham, New York
2015
Pearlstein| Warhol | Cantor, Betty Cuningham, New York
2015
Works on Paper, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond

About Larry Rivers

Painter, sculptor, poet, and musician Larry Rivers was an established figure in the New York School, recognized for creating large paintings merging abstract and narrative elements, as in Washington Crossing the Delaware (1953), where the general leads his men through a space defined by murky oil washes and broad gestural brushwork. Rivers studied in the late 1940s under Hans Hofmann, the artist often regarded as the grandfather of Abstract Expressionism, but he never abandoned figuration, his compositions often including human subjects and text, as in Vocabulary Lesson (Polish) (1964). Rivers’ work is often compared to that of postmodern artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and is considered an important precursor to Pop art. As Andy Warhol once said, “Larry’s painting style was unique—it wasn’t Abstract Expressionism and it wasn’t Pop, it fell into the period in between. But his personality was very Pop.”

American, 1923-2002, Bronx, New York, based in New York, Southampton, New York and Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Figurative Futures, 101/EXHIBIT, West Hollywood
2017
Miniature Selections, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
2015
Larry Rivers: Shadow and Substance, Tibor de Nagy, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Larry Rivers: Shadow and Substance, Tibor de Nagy, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Figurative Futures, 101/EXHIBIT, West Hollywood
2017
Miniature Selections, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
2017
Correspondences: A Group Exhibition, Tibor de Nagy, New York
2016
Holiday Show, Mixografia, Los Angeles
2016
Selected Works: New Arrivals, Tibor de Nagy, New York
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
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About George Segal

Whether portraying modern couples sitting in a park (Gay Liberation, 1980), or a biblical family’s unfolding drama (Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael, 1987), George Segal’s life-size human figures express the fragility of the human condition. Hyperrealism, achieved by making full-body casts of live models using plaster bandages, renders the figures familiar and emotionally resonant. As such, Segal has been seen by some to have rejected the cool calculations of Pop art, despite being considered a prominent exponent of the movement for his casual depictions of contemporary culture and everyday situations. Yet, covered in bright primary colors or whitewash, Segal’s figures emanate an otherworldly strangeness, prompting New York Times critic Roberta Smith to describe them as “emotionally confounding.”

American, 1924-2000, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Figure, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2015
References, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2014
Global Positioning Systems, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami
2014
Master Drawings 2014, Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
2016
Figure, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2015
References, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Global Positioning Systems, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami
2014
Summer Art Deals, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
2014
Master Drawings 2014, Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York
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About Raphael Soyer

Once dubbed the “East Side Degas,” Russian-Jewish émigré and social-realist painter Raphael Soyer depicted ordinary men and women in contemporary settings. While studying at the Art Students League of New York under Guy Pène du Bois, he was influenced by the Ashcan School’s faithful representations of daily life in New York City’s poorer corners. Soyer rejected abstract art, stating, “I choose to be a realist and a humanist in art.” In sympathetic renderings of the unemployed during and after the great economic crash of 1929, many of Soyer’s paintings came to embody the Depression, as in the drawn, weary face and soft eyes that gaze out of Portrait of Walter Broe (1932). Soyer also painted women in large numbers and various forms throughout his career, including nudes, shop-girls, prostitutes, and pedestrians, displaying a love for and fascination with the manifold faces of humanity.

Russian-American, 1899-1987, Tombov, Russia, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Social Art In America: Then and Now, ACA Galleries, New York

About Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera. In the early 1980s, he produced his first "Metal Works,” in which he shaped canvases and cut metal to create abstract three-dimensional images. In his final years, Wesselmann returned to the female form in the “Sunset Nudes” series, where the compositions, abstract imagery, and sanguine moods recall the odalisques of Henri Matisse.

American, 1931-2004, Cincinnati, Ohio, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
A Different Kind of Woman, Almine Rech, Paris
2016
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2015
International Pop, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2013
Tom Wesselmann, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2013
Tom Wesselmann, Galerie Thomas, Munich

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
A Different Kind of Woman, Almine Rech, Paris
2013
Tom Wesselmann, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2013
Tom Wesselmann, Galerie Thomas, Munich

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2016
TEFAF Maastricht 2016, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
2016
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2015
International Pop, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2015
POtPourri, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2015
Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851, Triennale Design Museum, Milan
2014
New Editions and Acquisitions, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2013
Selected Works, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2012
Armory 2012 (Pier 92), Galerie Thomas, Munich
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About Jack Youngerman

Jack Youngerman’s work combines hard-edged geometry with organic forms and fluid contours. Influenced by Henri Matisse while living in Paris in the 1940s and ’50s, Youngerman creates vibrant painted compositions, occasionally within shaped canvases. His works conjure various associations: Matisse’s paper cutouts, Rorschach patterns, and kaleidoscopic mandalas. After Youngerman returned to New York in the mid-1950s, his work was grouped with and exhibited alongside his contemporaries Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella.

American, b. 1926, St. Louis, Missouri

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