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Table Top Still Life with Bird
Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 in. (81.3 x 99.1 cm)
Collection of Tommy and Gill LiPuma, New York
JANUARY 29–APRIL 29, 2012
In the 1920s through 1940s, the enigmatic and charismatic John Graham (1886–1961) and his circle of New York artists, which included Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning, helped redefine ideas of what painting and sculpture could be. They, along with others in Graham’s orbit, such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism.
showcases more than sixty works of art from this vital period that demonstrate the inter-connections, common sources, and shared stimuli among the members of Graham’s circle.
This exhibition, curated by notable scholars William C. Agee, Irving Sandler, and Karen Wilkin, will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-published by the Addison and Yale University Press. This critical reconsideration sheds new light on the New York School, Abstract Expressionism, and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars.
NOON AT THE NEU
Friday, April 27
Free with Museum admission;
Museum admission waived with purchase of lunch in café
The New York Times
, February 19, 2012
Debunking a Myth of Solitary, Barely Literate Painters
by Martha Schwendener
The New York Times
, February 2, 2012
The Modernist Musketeers are Reunited
by Karen Rosenberg
The Wall Street Journal
, February 23, 2012
Waiting for Picasso
by Richard B. Woodward
American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927–1942
is organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
Generous support for this exhibition and publication was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and The Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Curated by scholars William C. Agee, Irving Sandler, and Karen Wilkin, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-published by the Addison and Yale University Press.
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