Gallery Talk: Abstract Expressionism and the New York School of Poets



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“I am not a painter, I am a poet. Why? I think I would rather be a painter, but I am not…” So begins Frank O’Hara as he describes a visit to a painter who inspires his poetry; the New York School of poets and Abstract Expressionist painters of the 1950s and 60s formed ongoing collaborations based on claiming what they could or could not do in a medium, so they could then find a creative way of stepping over those demarcated boundaries. Join Woman’s Board Fellow Alice Boone in discussing these productive, provocative collaborations.

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