Despite the size and scope of the Alliance, and the involvement of figures like Neel, the group has been virtually lost to art history.
Alice Neel’s Haunting Portrait of Domestic Abuse
Alice Neel: People Come First yielded a work I had never seen and that I will never unsee.
The Anti-capitalist Candor of Alice Neel
Neel’s approach defied the conventions of both schlocky social realism and traditional portraiture.
A Podcast on Radical Women Unearths Rare Interviews With Alice Neel, Betye Saar, and More
This season of the Recording Artists podcast, hosted by Helen Molesworth, explores what it has meant to be a woman and artist through the lives of six iconic artists.
Hoarding and Spending at Art Basel Miami Beach
After Safariland, if you need to convince yourself that the art world isn’t entirely in money’s thrall, you’d want to be anywhere but here.
A Year of Magical Figurative Art
2017 was a strikingly strong year for all kinds of figurative representation and portraiture: contemporary, midcentury, imagined, caricatured, oil-painted, and drawn.
Hilton Als Curates Alice Neel’s Portraits of Life in Upper Manhattan
The exhibition at David Zwirner gallery features five decades’ worth of Neel’s paintings and drawings of people of color.
“You Have to Get Past the Fear”: Joan Semmel on Painting Her Aging, Nude Body
Joan Semmel has created a distinctive body of work largely centered on painted images of her own body.
Never Mind the Bollocks, It’s the Met’s Breuer Now
I realize that I’m coming late to the party with Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, one of the three debut exhibitions of the Met Breuer, and I have little to add to the conversation about the fundamental problem with the show.
The Met Breuer Traces the Unfinished to the Deliberately Incomplete in Western Art
At a press preview earlier this month, Sheena Wagstaff, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chairwoman for modern and contemporary art, said that “arguably only the Met” could put on a show like Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.
The Living, Small-Scale Portraits of Alice Neel
Like her paintings, Alice Neel’s watercolors and drawings, now showing at David Zwirner, wobble and tilt out of proportion, only more so.
David Zwirner Opens Summer Pop-Up Bookstore
Art book lovers of the world will have something to look forward to in Manhattan this summer. Yesterday, Chelsea’s David Zwirner Gallery open its second annual summer pop-up bookstore for a two week run — it closes Friday, August 5.