Alice Neel: Uptown

Alice Neel Uptown Hilton Als on Alice Neel s quietly political portraits of HarlemKnown for her portraits of family friends writers poets artists students singers salesmen activists and Alice Neel c

Alice Neel Uptown Hilton Als, Alice Neel, Jeremy Lewison Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als on Alice Neel s quietly political portraits of her uptown New York neighborsKnown for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, students, singers, salesmen, activists and , Alice Neel created forthright, intimate and, at times, humorous paintings that quietly engaged with political and social issues. David Zwirner Books Alice Neel, Uptown Alice Neel Alice Neel was born in in Merion Square, Pennsylvania, and died in in New York With a practice spanning the s to the s, Neel is widely regarded as one of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century. Alice Neel, Uptown Victoria Miro Alice Neel, Uptown May July Victoria Miro Gallery I Alice Neel, Uptown May July Victoria Miro Gallery I Alice Neel, Uptown May July . Alice Neel s Uptown MFA Art Writing Alice Neel, Uptown is on view February April at David Zwirner, West th Street, NY Fallback Friday Black Mountain College and Its Legacy Degree Critical remembers alumnus Kareem Estefan s Class of reflection on Black Mountain College and its Legacy at Loretta Howard Continue reading Alice Neel s Uptown Show Packs a Powerful artnet News Reviews Alice Neel s Uptown Show Packs a Powerful Message The artist spent several lean decades painting her Harlem neighbors, and the results are illuminating. Art History News Alice Neel, Uptown Jul , Alice Neel, Uptown, the first comprehensive look at Neel s portraits of people of colour, is an attempt to honour not only what Neel saw, but the generosity behind her seeing Hilton Als Alice Neel was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in and died in in New York. Alice Neel, Uptown David Zwirner Artsy Alice Neel was born in in Merion Square, Pennsylvania and died in in New York Although she exhibited sporadically early in her career, her work has been shown widely from the s onwards. Alice Neel, Uptown, Curated by Hilton Als, Explores One How Alice Neel s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem Alice Neel, Uptown, which travels to the Victoria Miro Gallery in London in May, reveals that Neel was indeed a visionary, who saw Alice Neel, Uptown curated by Hilton Als David Zwirner Alice Neel, Uptown curated by Hilton Als Respected writer and critic Hilton Als curates paintings and drawings Alice Neel made during the five decades she spent living in Upper Manhattan, first in Spanish Harlem and later the Upper West Side. Exhibitions David Zwirner David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery with spaces in New York, London, and Hong Kong, which currently represents over sixty artists and estates.

  • Title: Alice Neel: Uptown
  • Author: Alice Neel Hilton Als
  • ISBN: 9781941701607
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hilton Als on Alice Neel s quietly political portraits of HarlemKnown for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, students, singers, salesmen, activists and , Alice Neel 1900 1984 created forthright, intimate and, at times, humorous paintings that both overtly and quietly engaged with political and social issues In Alice Neel, Uptown, writer and cHilton Als on Alice Neel s quietly political portraits of HarlemKnown for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, students, singers, salesmen, activists and , Alice Neel 1900 1984 created forthright, intimate and, at times, humorous paintings that both overtly and quietly engaged with political and social issues In Alice Neel, Uptown, writer and curator Hilton Als brings together a body of paintings of African Americans, Latinos, Asians and other people of color for the first time Highlighting the innate diversity of Neel s approach, the selection looks at those often left out of the art historical canon and how this extraordinary painter captured them what fascinated her was the breadth of humanity that she encountered, Als writes.The publication explores Neel s interest in the extraordinary diversity of 20th century New York City and the people among whom she lived This group of portraits includes well known figures such as playwright, actress, and author Alice Childress the sociologist Horace R Cayton, Jr the community activist Mercedes Arroyo and the widely published academic Harold Cruse alongside those of anonymous individuals, such as a nurse, a ballet dancer, a taxi driver, a businessman, a local boy who ran errands for Neel, and other children and their families.In short and illuminating texts on specific works written in his characteristic narrative style, Als writes about the history of each sitter and offers insights into Neel and her work, while adding his own perspective A contemporary and personal approach to Alice Neel s oeuvre, Als project is an attempt to honor not only what Neel saw, but the generosity of her seeing.

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    1. I *love* Alice Neel's work, and this book has really beautiful reproductions of her work. I enjoyed many of the essays on her work by Hilton Als, though sometimes his writing tried too hard to speculate on what she may have been thinking or feeling at a time, or who she may have had conversations with. That sort of speculation never works for me in contexts like this. Still, this is an excellent book.

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