Published by Kasmin. Introduction by Nathan Kernan.
Jane Freilicher (1924–2014) established herself in the 1950s among a generation of New York painters including Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell and Larry Rivers. ‘50s New York is the first book to focus on Freilicher’s paintings of that decade—a body of work that Fairfield Porter perceptively termed %traditional and radical.% It includes early still lifes, portraits and the studio views that elucidate her characteristically deft balance of interior and exterior. Painted within various studios in lower Manhattan, the works are evocative of a downtown milieu that has since come to represent the period’s golden age of spirited, improvisational artistic freedom.
The book includes an essay by writer Nathan Kernan; a 1958 conversation between Jane Freilicher and John Ashbery; rare archival material from across the artist’s life; and a full chronology.
Published by Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Introduction by Eric Brown. Text by Jenni Quilter. Appreciation by John Ashbery.
Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets is a follow-up to the superb 2011 publication Tibor de Nagy Gallery: Painters and Poets. It examines painter Jane Freilicher’s important role at the center of the so-called New York School of poetry formed by John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch and James Schuyler, and explores in depth for the first time Freilicher’s contribution as muse, collaborator and confidante. It includes color reproductions of the artist’s work, including landscapes, cityscapes and portraits of the poets (some of which are previously unreproduced); photographs of the group and letters from the Ashbery and Freilicher archives at Harvard; a selection of poems by Ashbery, Schuyler and O’Hara, including O’Hara’s celebrated early poems inspired by Freilicher and unpublished works; an intimate appreciation by John Ashbery; and a revelatory essay by scholar Jenni Quilter.
PUBLISHER Tibor de Nagy Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 96 pgs / 100 color / 20 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 137
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781891123092TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00