Category Archives: Fairfield Porter

“New York School Painters & Poets” reviewed in the Guardian

In the Guardian today, Olivia Laing reviews New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight, the amazing new book by Jenni Quilter (which I’ve posted about before).  Laing provides a helpful introduction to the New York School, stressing its collaborative milieu and the dialogue between … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Book Review, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, Jasper Johns, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, Larry Rivers, Visual Art

Jane Freilicher (1924-2014) and the Poets of the New York School

This week brought the very sad news that the artist Jane Freilicher has passed away at the age of 90.  Freilicher was, of course, a major, founding figure at the heart of the New York School, who was central to the movement and community … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Anne Waldman, Barbara Guest, Charles Simic, Event, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, In Memoriam, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Joan Mitchell, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Nell Blaine, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Rudy Burkhardt, Visual Art | 2 Comments

New Book on New York School Painters and Poets: Vogue’s “Exclusive Look”

      Next week, the publisher Rizzoli will be releasing a terrific-sounding, major new book devoted to the New York School painters and poets — their shared aesthetic, their myriad collaborations, their boozing and chatting at the Cedar Tavern.  Titled New York … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Books, collaboration, Edwin Denby, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burkhardt, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Abstract Expressionism, Andy Warhol, Book Review, Books, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, Grace Hartigan, Jack Kerouac, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, John Ashbery, Larry Rivers, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Robert Motherwell, Visual Art

Arthur C. Danto, “The Koch Collaboration”

The great art historian and philosopher of art Arthur C. Danto died several weeks ago at the age of 89, and his passing has prompted a number of interesting reassessments and tributes. Danto is best-known for the theories and arguments … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Arthur C. Danto, collaboration, Fairfield Porter, Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Nell Blaine, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Visual Art

New York Times review of “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things”

Another review of the Ashbery show at the Loretta Howard Gallery that I posted about the other day, this one in today’s New York Times.  In his review, Holland Cotter stresses an aspect of the show that I haven’t seen much … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Art Exhibit, Fairfield Porter, Henry Darger, Joan Mitchell, John Ashbery, Joseph Cornell, Reviews, Willem de Kooning

John Latta on the Kenneth Koch-Frank O’Hara poems in Semi-Colon

John Latta does us a valuable service on his always interesting blog, Isola di Rifiuti, by posting and commenting on several fugitive, little-known New York School poems that appeared in the mid-1950s in the little four-page broadside called Semi-Colon, edited by John Bernard Myers … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, John Bernard Myers, Kenneth Koch, Poems

Alex Katz and the New York School of poets

 Last week, the New York Times reviewed a retrospective of the works of the painter Alex Katz.  Drawn from the collection of the Whitney Museum, the show is currently on exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Long Island, … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Art Exhibit, Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art

Short Takes

A few short takes on items that might be of interest: Exciting news for fans of Ron Padgett: Padgett’s Collected Poems will be published later this year by Coffee House Press. “Ron Padgett’s poems are essential and Ron Padgett is a … Continue reading

Posted in Art Exhibit, Books, Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, Robert Creeley, Ron Padgett

In Fairfield Porter / James Schuyler country: Penobscot Bay, Maine

  I’m currently on vacation on the coast of Maine, an area I’ve read a lot about — especially in relation to Fairfield Porter and James Schuyler — but never visited before.  In Camden yesterday, from the top of Mount … Continue reading

Posted in Fairfield Porter, James Schuyler, Uncategorized