Category Archives: Abstract Expressionism

Jed Perl’s Art in America: Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and More

  The esteemed Library of America has just published a massive new anthology called Art in America 1945–1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, edited by Jed Perl, the art critic for the New Republic. The … Continue reading

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Robert Motherwell exhibit at the Guggenheim: Motherwell and Frank O’Hara

Last week, the NY Times reviewed a new show at the Guggenheim devoted to the work of Robert Motherwell, the Abstract-Expressionist painter and friend to Frank O’Hara and other New York poets.  The review, by Holland Cotter, refers to it … Continue reading

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Nostalgia (or Not) for The Cedar Tavern

Another Frank O’Hara sighting in the news.  In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “Bye-Bye Bohemia,” Lee Siegel pondered the fate of the Cedar Tavern, the legendary hangout of the Abstract Expressionist painters and New York School poets in … Continue reading

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