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Alfred Leslie: The Last of the Really Great Abstract Expressionists, Now a Master of 21st Century Digital Art

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

My, until now, clandestine courtship began at the 2014 Armory Show in March.

American Bards & The London Reviewer: A Satire

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.09.2014 | Books
Pietros Maneos

After twelve years of composition American Bards & The London Reviewer: A Satire has been published. The 'poem' was born on the Amalfi Coast of Italy,...

The Beats Go On

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Lew Whittington

Art Pepper's description of his life in jazz and his descent into heroin addiction is mesmerizing in its veracity. These artists and this lost world is examined from many angles in these works give more than a primo peak at the hot birth of the real cool. You dig.

"Perpetual Delight": 10 Questions for Poet Ron Padgett

Travis Nichols | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Travis Nichols

Ron Padgett is a national treasure. He's published, edited, and translated dozens of collections of poetry and prose, and over the past fifty years he has been an influential and necessary force in American letters.

Alex Katz Retrospective Lands At Yale

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For the past six decades, 85-year-old Alex Katz has documented - in a style that sometimes seems influenced by billboards or CinemaScope - a changing ...

Poetry Is Everywhere With 'Dial-A-Poem'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

A new installation at the Museum of Art in New York, titled, "Dial-a-Poem" brings ecstatic poetry to you online or over the phone at any time of the d...

A Motley Crew

Posted 05.04.2012 | Arts

With an art career spanning from 1920 to the 1980s, Alice Neel painted family, poets, singers, bohemians, strangers and celebrities. She famously stuc...

Joe Brainard's Sweet Irony

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

Joe Brainard was born in Salem, Arkansas and moved to New York City shortly after high school. He then immersed himself with the New York School, an a...

A Poetry Hotline? The Dial-A-Poem Project

Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: "Become Your Own Yawn" Information and the Dial a Poem Poets By Katie Geha In a 1970 Arts Magazine article, art c...

"Text Painting": Grace Hartigan and Frank O'Hara at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

How can poetry embody the painting? How can the painting encapsulate the essence of the poem? With its new exhibition, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery goes a long way in illuminating the relationship.

Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Probst Solomon

Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.

Money Can't Buy You Love But Art Friendships Can Create Joy

Mira Schor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mira Schor

The most sustaining force in an artist's life is supportive friendship with other artists. And if those friendships also are the basis for artistic collaboration, that is more marvelous still.

Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small ...

Twain, Salinger, Kafka ...

guardian.co.uk | Nicholas Royle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their writings help us see in different and remarkable ways the extent to which literature and telephones are in cahoots. When the phone starts ringin...

Poetry And Ruthless Careerism: How To Become The Most Famous Poet In America Overnight

The Poetry Foundation | Jim Behrle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

24/7 Relentless Careerism: How you can become the most important poet in America overnight Jim Behrle The Poetry Foundation [Editor's note: Thi...

Meditations In an Emergency

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

O'Hara and Schuyler are great poets for hard times. Friends who have been there, and, it seems, will continue to be, they give us courage to go on our nerve in whatever emergencies arise.