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Francis Morrone on the Whitney Studio

In this excerpt, architectural historian Francis Morrone describes the creation of the Whitney Studio, designed by Robert Winthrop Chanler and Grosvenor Atterbury. Recorded on December 7, 2016.

August 8, 2017 · History, Selections from the Archive, Whitney

Balthus and cats

Met curator Sabine Rewald looks at prints of cats created by an 11 year old Balthus, as well as discusses some of his early portrait work. Recorded on October 9, 2013.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Mary Frank on why she began painting

Artist Mary Frank reads a list on what art is for and describes her transition from sculpture to painting. Recorded on January 30, 2001.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Jeanne Silverthorne excavates her studio

In this excerpt, sculptor Jeanne Silverthorne explores the various elements of a studio space while creating work about her excavations. Recorded on October 4, 2011.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Louise Fishman on her 1973 “Angry Women” series

Abstract painter Louise Fishman describes her brief departure from painting to sculpture and her seminal 1973 “Angry Women” series. Recorded on October 8, 2013.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Kenneth Koch reads two poems

In this excerpt, poet Kenneth Koch reads Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams and The Circus [“I remember when I wrote ‘The Circus’”], and answers questions regarding the relationship between poetry and painting. Recorded on April 15, 1974.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Wilbur Niewald on painting what you see

In this excerpt, Wilbur Niewald describes what he means by “painting what you see.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on April 14, 1995.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Ian Alteveer on Kerry James Marshall’s portraits of painters and studios

In this excerpt, Met curator Ian Alteveer describes how Kerry James Marshall explores the painted portrait and the painter’s studio. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School and in conjunction with the Met Breuer exhibition, “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” (October 25, 2016-January 29, 2017). Recorded on November 9, […]

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Tina Barney on gestures and figures in space

Photographer Tina Barney describes how gesture and composition create narrative in her work. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on December 10, 2013.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

William Kentridge on the studio as a place for “loose” and “wild” thinking

Using his preparation for O Sentimental Machine as an example, William Kentridge demonstrates the thinking process that can take place in the artist’s studio. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on October 12, 2015.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Joan Snyder on her paintings and process

Painter Joan Snyder talks about time and process while looking at her first paintings to work from the 1990s. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on December 3, 1996.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Vito Acconci on how poetry led him to performance art

Vito Acconci talks about his early experiments with poetry, the unique concerns of performance art of the late 60s and 70s, and his works “Following Piece” and “Conversions.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

William Louis-Dreyfus on his passion for art collecting

In memoriam: William Louis-Dreyfus. Three years ago art collector and philanthropist William Louis-Dreyfus spoke with NYSS faculty Karen Wilkin on the artist George Grosz, whose work was on view in the gallery. In this excerpt, Louis-Dreyfus describes his passion for art collecting and sharing with others. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at […]

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Lisa Yuskavage speaks with Phong Bui: early influences and process

Lisa Yuskavage and Phong Bui in conversation. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on October 15, 2013.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Rebecca Rabinow on color, materials, and dots in Cubism

Art Historian Rebecca Rabinow looks at works from Picasso and Braque while connecting them to the street culture of Paris. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 3, 2015.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Patricia Albers describes what Joan Mitchell meant by “painting as cathedral”

Art historian Patricia Albers looks at later paintings from Joan Mitchell and explains one of the artist’s favorite metaphors. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on March 7, 2012.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Leonid Lerman on his early sculptures and working with discarded objects

Sculptor Leonid Lerman describes his early works created soon after moving to NYC. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on March 17, 2009.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Lowery Sims on the elements of still-life painting

Art Historian Lowery Sims describes the complexity of an often “overlooked” genre. From her talk “Still Lifes and Real Lives” and presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on November 29, 1995.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Dorothea Rockburne on her early works and the influence of mathematical theory

Painter Dorothea Rockburne shows some of her early works and describes how the principles of math influenced her. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 19, 2008.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

Wayne Thiebaud: on “the painted world”

Painter Wayne Thiebaud talks about what the words “art” and the “painted world” mean to him. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on December 9, 1999.

August 8, 2017 · Selections from the Archive

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