Category Archives: Robert Motherwell

Buried at Springs: Frank O’Hara’s Funeral (7/27/66)

51 years ago today, Frank O’Hara was buried in Green River Cemetery, in Springs, New York, just steps away from the grave of one of his heroes, Jackson Pollock, two days after being struck down by a dune buggy on … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Guest, Bill Berkson, David Shapiro, Edwin Denby, Frank O'Hara, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, James Schuyler, Joe LeSueur, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, MoMA, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning | 7 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, Robert Motherwell, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burkhardt, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning

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

The Day Frank Died: O’Hara’s NY Times Obituary

48 years ago today, Frank O’Hara died in a tragic accident on Fire Island, New York.  Last year at this time, I wrote a post about the wealth of fine elegies for O’Hara that appeared following his death, by poets like Allen … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Larry Rivers, Robert Motherwell | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Abstract Expressionism, Art Exhibit, Frank O'Hara, Robert Motherwell, Visual Art, Wallace Stevens