Since the Willem de Kooning show continues to be the talk of the town, I thought it would be fun to share this archival clip that features a number of lesser-known members of the New York School (Alcopley, Conrad Marca-Relli, Joe Stefanelli, John Stephan, Robert Richenburg and Will Barnet) discussing life in New York’s 1950s art world.
They discuss how artist’s never mentioned what they did to make money other than art, how an artist was considered a sell-out if they sold two works, Clement Greenberg’s own “corny” paintings, a smack down of art writers (ouch!), particularly critic Harold Rosenberg, and other inside baseball … it’s still fun though.
When I hear these artists decry “intellectual pretentiousness” of their times I am reminded that nothing has changed. Fast forward to now and many artists still don’t understand what art writers do.
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Designed by artist Christine Egaña Navin, the items will be offered by Project Art Distribution at this weekend’s NADA Flea Market.
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