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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 59   

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Alice Neel: Freedom

Introduction by Ginny Neel. Text by Helen Molesworth. Contribution by Marlene Dumas.

Joe Gould (1933) is reproduced from 'Alice Neel: Freedom.'

One of the foremost American figurative painters of the 20th century, Alice Neel (1900–84) was a humanist—she was fascinated by people. Known for her daringly honest portraits, Neel loved to paint people in all their complexities—to penetrate and reveal their fears and anxieties. She also loved to paint the unadorned human figure. Her nudes, in particular, explore the body with frankness while celebrating the individuality of each of her subjects, and they exemplify the freedom and courage with which she approached her work and her life.
Through her paintings and works on paper, Neel was able to free herself from the expected inhibitions and crippling taboos that were placed on women and focus on the beauty and nuanced complexity of flesh and the human body. In their mastery of form, color and implied social commentary, her nudes are as relevant today as when they were painted.
This book documents the solo exhibition of the artist’s work at David Zwirner in New York in 2019. Including works that span the 1920s to the 1980s, this presentation focuses primarily on the nude figure—whether male or female, adult or child—and demonstrates how Neel rebelled against and challenged the traditional perceptions of sexuality, motherhood and beauty in our society. The catalog includes newly commissioned scholarship by Helen Molesworth and a foreword by Ginny Neel of the Estate of Alice Neel.


Joe Gould (1933) is reproduced from 'Alice Neel: Freedom.'

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Innumerable nudes are scattered across millennia of art history, but none look like Alice Neel’s.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/11/2019

Not for sissies. 'Alice Neel: Freedom' is NEW from David Zwirner Books

Not for sissies. 'Alice Neel: Freedom' is NEW from David Zwirner Books

"Margaret Evans Pregnant" (1978) is reproduced from Alice Neel: Freedom, published to accompany the landmark exhibition of Neel's nude portraiture on view at David Zwirner through this Saturday, April 13. "[Pregnancy is] just a fact of life," Neel is quoted. "It's a very important part of life and it was neglected. I feel as a subject it's perfectly legitimate, and people out of false modesty, or being sissies, never showed it, but it's a basic fact of life. Also, plastically, it's very exciting." continue to blog


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Alice Neel: Freedom

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Introduction by Ginny Neel. Text by Helen Molesworth. Contribution by Marlene Dumas.

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