Category Archives: Merce Cunningham

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

Bernadette Mayer’s Top 10: Varda, Codrescu, Varo, Cage/Cunningham, and more

Via Harriet, I see that Artforum has posted a list of Bernadette Mayer’s “Top Ten.”  Her characteristically eclectic and interesting list is not simply a ranking of books she’s enjoyed or poets she likes. Instead, it includes everything from the film The … Continue reading

Posted in Andrei Codrescu, Bernadette Mayer, John Cage, Merce Cunningham