Category Archives: Jane Freilicher

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

Posted in Abstract Expressionism, Alex Katz, Allen Ginsberg, Art Exhibit, Edwin Denby, Elaine de Kooning, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, Grace Hartigan, Jane Freilicher, Joan Mitchell, John Ashbery, Merce Cunningham, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning | 1 Comment

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 | Leave a comment

The New York School and the new Poetry magazine: Freilicher, Ashbery, Mlinko on Koch, and more

In case you had any doubt that Don Share, the new editor of Poetry magazine, might take the magazine in some exciting new directions, or that he has a special interest in and deep knowledge of the poets (and painters) … Continue reading

Posted in Art Exhibit, Jane Freilicher, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Reviews, Theater / Plays, Visual Art | 1 Comment

“Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets” now in Chicago!

The exhibit devoted to the painter Jane Freilicher and her New York School poet friends that appeared at the Tibor de Nagy gallery this past spring was much-discussed (at least around these parts).  In case you missed it when the show … Continue reading

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“The New York School Goes Country” — Daniel Kane on Timothy Gray’s Urban Pastoral

The new issue of Contemporary Literature includes a review by Daniel Kane of Timothy Gray’s 2010 book, Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School (university subscription required for access, I believe). As Kane notes in his thoughtful review, Gray’s book … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Guest, Book Review, Criticism, Diane Di Prima, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Jim Carroll, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch | Leave a comment

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

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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

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Jane Freilicher, “Painter Among Poets” at Tibor de Nagy

“Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets,” an exhibit currently showing at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York (April 13-June 14), has been getting a lot of attention and favorable notice (including a piece by Peter Schjeldahl in the New … Continue reading

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