Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. "...At the outset of her career in the 1950s, DeFeo was at the center of a vibrant community of Beat artists, poets, and musicians in San Francisco. Although she is best known for her monumental painting The Rose (1958–66, now in the Whitney’s collection), which she spent eight years making and which later languished hidden behind a wall for two decades, DeFeo created an astoundingly diverse range of works spanning four decades. Her unconventional approach to materials and intensive, physical process make DeFeo a unique figure in postwar American art who defies easy categorization." Earlier... Bruce Conner: The White Rose (1967, Flash Video 07:29). "...documents the removal of fellow artist Jay DeFeo's magnum opus from her San Francisco apartment, with Miles Davis' 'Sketches of Spain' as the soundtrack."


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