(1900 – 1984), USA

Alice Neel Related Press

Conversations: A Sense of Place: Jeremy Lewison on Alice Neel Related Press Conversations: A Sense of Place: Jeremy Lewison on Alice Neel 14 December 2018, Mousse Magazine

Mousse Magazine: How does Alice Neel in New Jersey and Vermont represent a specific part of Neel's oeuvre? Jeremy Lewison: This exhibition reveals a side of Neel that has not been very visible to

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Mid-century Harlem through the eyes of Alice Neel Related Press Mid-century Harlem through the eyes of Alice Neel 9 June 2017, Apollo Magazine

In 1938 the Pennsylvania-born artist Alice Neel moved from fashionable Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan to Spanish Harlem, where she lived for four years in a small apartment before relocating

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Meet the neighbours: Alice Neel's Harlem portraits Related Press Meet the neighbours: Alice Neel's Harlem portraits 2 May 2017, The Guardian

Alice Neel, born in 1900, and raised in white, middle-class Pennsylvania, moved to Harlem in New York at the age of 38. She was still recovering from the tragedy of her first marriage, which had seen

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Alice Neel at David Zwirner, New York Related Press Alice Neel at David Zwirner, New York 13 April 2017, Frieze

Alice Neel is hard to place, isn't she? The New York-based painter, who died in 1984, lived uptown most of her life, but many of her most famous subjects hailed from downtown coteries. Neel must have

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How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem Related Press How Alice Neel’s Sharp, Compassionate Eye Painted Harlem 11 April 2017, The Atlantic

When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move

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Hilton Als, Alice Neel, and the faces of New York Related Press Hilton Als, Alice Neel, and the faces of New York 23 March 2017, Interview Magazine

The American essayist, curator, and artist Hilton Als has spent much of his career at The New Yorker, writing anthropological dispatches from the city's theaters, outer boroughs, artist studios, stree

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Alice Neel's 'Uptown' Related Press Alice Neel's 'Uptown' 17 March 2017, BOMB

Critics often talk about the humanity of Alice Neel's paintings—or maybe they talk about how often critics talk about it. The word snugly adheres itself to the late artist's work like skin, as though

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Why Alice Neel's Portraits of Her Neighbors Are What a Divided America Needs Right Now Related Press Why Alice Neel's Portraits of Her Neighbors Are What a Divided America Needs Right Now 8 March 2017, W Magazine

In January, two days before Donald Trump's inauguration, the writer and critic Hilton Als was addressing a crowd of over a hundred when he started to choke up. He had begun to read a quote by the Fren

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Alice Neel Painted the World She Lived In Related Press Alice Neel Painted the World She Lived In 27 February 2017, Vogue

If you are familiar with the artist Alice Neel, try to imagine one of her paintings. The picture you see—call it the Platonic form of an Alice Neel—is probably a seated portrait, the setting a nonde

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The Artist Who Painted the Politically Invisible and the Politically Active Related Press The Artist Who Painted the Politically Invisible and the Politically Active 25 February 2017, Broadly.

For artist and activist Alice Neel, now recognized as one of the great painters of the 20th century, people were always where you saw the world—its inequalities and cruelties, its joys and hopes—mos

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Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There Related Press Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There 24 February 2017, The New York Times

'I love you Harlem,' the American painter Alice Neel wrote in her diary around the end of World War II, and really, she loved everything in it. Neel celebrated Harlem — specifically its ethnically mi

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The Inclusive Humanity of Alice Neel’s Paintings Related Press The Inclusive Humanity of Alice Neel’s Paintings 4 February 2017, The New Yorker

I grew up in Brooklyn. For a while, on weekends, my father would take me and my little brother into "the city." My father loved to walk, and he loved foreign films and foreign food. This meant that we

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'Protest:' visual autonomy Related Press 'Protest:' visual autonomy 27 October 2016, Aesthetica Magazine

Victoria Miro stages a group exhibition by artists concerned with socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies, and who take the language of protest as a means to explore its potency. Inspired by Alice Neel’s 1936 painting Nazis Murder Jews, the exhibition draws together new...

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Power to... the art of protest Related Press Power to... the art of protest 19 September 2016, The Guardian

In repressive states, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, the singular power that all dictatorships fear. I remember once talking to the Czech dissident and writer Ivan Klima, who had been subject both to the arbitrary horror of a Nazi concentration camp as a child and the long grinding years of Soviet...

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'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read Related Press 'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read 10 August 2016, ARTNews

The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men,  a group show that runs at Cheim & Read through September 2, is as ambitious in scope as it is in ideology, showcasing work by a wide range of artists–including Tracey Emin, Alice Neel, Diane Arbus, and Jenny Holzer–who have applied a nontraditional lens to viewing and depicting...

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The biggest art event Seattle has ever known just got bigger Related Press The biggest art event Seattle has ever known just got bigger 5 August 2016, The Stranger

Last year, even the birds showed up. Under the silent gaze of a few unticketed pigeons in the rafters of CenturyLink Field Event Center, 15,000 people swarmed the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, a network of 60 booths of paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and at least one virtual reality trip.

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What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' Related Press What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' 5 August 2016, Whitewall

Currently on display at Cheim & Read is a look at men from the perspective of 32 female artists. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men  is the second half of a two-part exhibition at the Chelsea gallery. The first debuted in 2009 titled Women Look At Women.  This latest exhibition offers multiple portrayals of men...

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Edinburgh Art Festival 2016 Related Press Edinburgh Art Festival 2016 28 July 2016, Aesthetica Magazine

The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art returns to Edinburgh on 28 July with a dynamic programme of partner exhibitions and pop-up events taking place across the Scottish capital. This year’s Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) is set to be its biggest edition to date, and will include 43 solo and group presentations curated by the...

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'The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men' Related Press 'The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men' 25 July 2016, Elephant

The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men shows its subjects as a decidedly funny bunch; lumpy in areas, dead-eyed in others, sleepy, powerful, lost. To reverse the most basic understanding of the male gaze, one would expect these men to be shown as objects, playing up to the simple casts that years of this gaze have bestowed on the female...

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Sonic spheres and 'phallic variations' at Art Basel Related Press Sonic spheres and 'phallic variations' at Art Basel 9 June 2016, Apollo Magazine

In a contemporary art world that often feels like one giant exitless fair, Art Basel (16–19 June) retains a special place. Distinguished by its longevity and serious-minded clientele, the fair is favoured by many galleries and continues to attract contemporary art’s aristocracy. This year sees the 47th edition, with 286 galleries from...

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