Category Archives: Art Exhibit

“Works from the Collection of John Ashbery,” at Kasmin Gallery in NY

An exhibition of artworks from the collection of the late John Ashbery opens tomorrow (11/1) at the Kasmin Gallery in New York.  Over the course of his long life, Ashbery collected works by a wide range of artists, many of … Continue reading

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Bernadette Mayer’s “Memory” as an “Everyday-Life Project”

For the past six weeks, Bernadette Mayer’s important early multimedia work Memory has been on display at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago (the exhibition closes on April 27).  In conjunction with the exhibit, the Poetry Foundation hosted an artist’s talk with … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara Exhibition in London: “Why I Am Not a Painter”

If you’re lucky enough to be in London over the next month, check out the new exhibition devoted to Frank O’Hara at the Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall at Southbank, which would seem to be another sign of O’Hara’s increasing prominence in … Continue reading

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Jean Dubuffet and Frank O’Hara: “You know how wonderful the 20th Century can be”

In this week’s New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl reviews an exhibit currently showing at the American Folk Art Museum in New York called “Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet.”  The show is devoted to Dubuffet‘s large collection of “outsider art” … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Raymond Roussel, the “Proust of Dreams”

In the New York Times, Holland Cotter reviews the debut exhibit at the new Galerie Buchholz in New York which is “giving us something wonderful that we haven’t had before: a retrospective of the French writer Raymond Roussel (1877-1933).”  The brilliant and bizarre Roussel, … Continue reading

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The Collages of John Ashbery and Guy Maddin

John Ashbery has been making collages on the side, as it were, since he was in college, and in recent years, he has begun exhibiting them.  Currently, there is an exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York showcasing collages by … Continue reading

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“The Whitney Museum / was still on 8th Street”: Kenneth Koch and ever-changing New York

                           There’s been a lot of discussion and praise for the opening of the Whitney Museum in its new home today in the Meatpacking District, in a building designed by the … Continue reading

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Elaine de Kooning, Frank O’Hara, and the New York School

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., is currently hosting a large exhibition devoted to the work of Elaine de Kooning.  De Kooning, like her husband Willem, was a good friend and ally of many poets of the New York School. The show, entitled “Elaine … Continue reading

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Rudy Burckhardt, “The Poet’s Artist”

“Rarer than the artist’s artist is the poet’s artist, and Rudy Burckhardt was one,” Holland Cotter writes in a review in the New York Times today of the new retrospective of Burckhardt’s work showing at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery (which … Continue reading

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John Yau on “A Centenary Celebration” of Rudy Burckhardt

In “The Wonderful World of Rudy Burckhardt,” at Hyperallergic, John Yau reviews an exhibit of Burckhardt’s work, which is currently showing at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York (November 29, 2014–January 17, 2015).  Although not as well-known as some … Continue reading

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