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Alexander Nemerov
Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7–8pm EDT

Art historian Alexander Nemerov will share stories from his new book, Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York, illuminating the rich intellectual and creative life of the postwar New York City that launched Helen Frankenthaler’s singular career and fueled its flourishing. From Frankenthaler’s privileged Upper East Side upbringing to her life-altering first encounter with the work of Jackson Pollock to her efforts to chart her own course in a male-dominated art world, Nemerov explores how Frankenthaler came of age as an artist. Celebrating the art itself, he brings fresh insights into the luminous, color-stained, commanding works that made Frankenthaler a pioneer of twentieth-century painting.To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.92y.org.

Helen Frankenthaler, Before the Caves, 1958, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Sibila Savage

Helen Frankenthaler, Before the Caves, 1958, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Sibila Savage

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Helen Frankenthaler, Eden, 1956, collection Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

In Conversation

Alexander Nemerov
Lise Motherwell

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6pm EDT

Join Politics and Prose Bookstore for a conversation between art historian Alexander Nemerov and Dr. Lise Motherwell, a licensed psychologist, stepdaughter of Helen Frankenthaler, and the vice president of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation board. The pair will discuss Nemerov’s new book, Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York, which illuminates the rich intellectual and creative life of postwar New York City, where Frankenthaler’s singular career was launched and which fueled its flourishing. To attend the online event, register at www.eventbrite.com.

Helen Frankenthaler, Eden, 1956, collection Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Summer Picture, 1959, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

In Conversation

Alexander Nemerov and Clifford Ross on Helen Frankenthaler

Friday, August 23, 2019, 6–8pm
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
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Art historian Alexander Nemerov, who is currently working on a new book about Helen Frankenthaler, will speak with Clifford Ross, chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The pair will discuss Nemerov’s forthcoming publication as well as the exhibition currently on view at the Parrish Art Museum, Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown. To attend the event, purchase tickets at parrishart.org.

Helen Frankenthaler, Summer Picture, 1959, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Tim Pyle

Douglas Dreishpoon

Talk

Douglas Dreishpoon
on Helen Frankenthaler

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 4pm EDT

On the occasion of Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, exhibition curator Douglas Dreishpoon, director of the Helen Frankenthaler catalogue raisonné, will discuss the works on view. Frankenthaler’s invention of the soak-stain technique expanded abstract painting’s possibilities while referencing figuration and landscape in unique ways. During the 1990s, as her practice continued to evolve through the use of diverse media and processes, she naturally transitioned from tackling canvases on the floor to using larger sheets of paper laid out on the floor or on tabletops for easier accessibility. To attend the online event, register at uncg.zoom.us.

Douglas Dreishpoon

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Taryn Simon and Teju Cole

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Carrie Mae Weems’s The Louvre (2006), on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Summer 2021

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Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2021

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Rick Lowe, Black Wall Street Journey #5, 2021, Acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 108 × 192 inches (274.3 × 487.7 cm)© Rick Lowe Studio. Photo: Thomas Dubrock

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Antwaun Sargent presents a collection of thoughts and images, gathered from conversations with artists, curators, architects, and educators, as well as essays, social media, and the news, that inform the exhibition Social Works. The essay serves as an introduction to the corresponding supplement guest edited by Sargent for the Summer 2021 issue of the Quarterly.

Frank Gehry, drawing for mixed-use urban redevelopment proposal, Central Business District, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1981. Image: courtesy Gehry Partners, LLP

Frank Gehry: Fish Lamps

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Still from video documentation of a 2018 performance of Taryn Simon's An Occupation of Loss.

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Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez in their New York studio, 2019.

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Thomas McEvilley, Ulay (hiding behind a slab of wood), Eric Orr, and James Lee Byars, c. 1995 © Ulay, courtesy ULAY Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Black-and-white photograph of Marie-Laure de Noailles in 1936 by Man Ray.

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Ariella Wolens explores the patron’s role in fostering the legendary art world of early twentieth-century France.

To Create a Vision: Jia Aili in Conversation with Philip Tinari

To Create a Vision: Jia Aili in Conversation with Philip Tinari

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Rene Ricard, So Who Left Who, 2007 © Estate of Rene Ricard

Building a Legacy
Famously Unknown: Legacy Building in the Art World

In this video, Raymond Foye and Rani Singh discuss the general principles and methodologies of archiving, editing, and presenting the work of overlooked artists and writers. They share firsthand accounts and learning experiences from working with artists and poets such as Jordan Belson, Gregory Corso, Rene Ricard, and Harry Smith.