Another World: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition

Alice Neel, “Degenerate Madonna,” (1930), Oil on canvas. 31 × 24 inches. © The Estate of Alice Neel, courtesy David Zwirner, New York. Although there was a no censorship policy, Neel’s painting, above, was deemed inappropriate at the inaugural exhibition and was turned toward the wall when a nearby Church complained. My story in the … read more… “Another World: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition”

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Alice Neel at the Zwirners

David Zwirner has two concurrent exhibitions of Alice Neel’s work, “Alice Neel: Selected Works” at the Chelsea branch, and “Alice Neel: Nudes of the 1930s” uptown at Zwirner & Wirth. According to Zwirner, who now represents her estate with a couple other galleries, Neel (1900-1984) is one of the most important American painters of the … read more… “Alice Neel at the Zwirners”

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Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons

In the NYTimes, Martha Schwendener reports: “The show at the Parrish, ‘All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy,’ stems from discussions between Mr. Fischl and Ms. Falkenberg, who met when Mr. Fischl saw a film at the museum about the strategies artists use to elicit responses from viewers. With Mr. Fischl’s ruminations on … read more… “Eric Fischl: Face time in the Hamptons”

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Artist’s legacy: Alice Neel

“Alice Neel,” directed and written by Andrew Neel. Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Various dates through Oct. 7. In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid reviews the film: “Andrew Neel splices old footage of interviews with his grandmother alongside his own talks with her sons, other family members, scholars, and … read more… “Artist’s legacy: Alice Neel”

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