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John Ashbery reads his poems Faust and These Lacustrine Cities

In memoriam: John Ashbery gives a poetry reading at the New York Studio School, from his collection of poems “The Tennis Court Oath” and “Rivers and Mountains.” Recorded on March 3, 1970.

Polly Apfelbaum on some of her ‘fallen paintings’

Polly Apfelbaum describes the materials and creative process behind a number of her “fallen paintings.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series. Recorded on March 7, 2017. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here.

Nicolas Carone in his studio

In these excerpts from the 2004 documentary, Nicolas Carone: Pushing Tradition, Nicolas Carone discusses “the new painting” of New York City and the artists’ inquisition of space, the figurative tradition, and pure artistic perception. Nicolas Carone: Pushing Tradition (59 mins) dir. Bill Page, can be viewed in the NYSS Library by appointment only. To watch the […]

Jeffrey Gibson on the origins of his beaded punching bags

Inspired by the clothing of Native American powwow dancers, painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson describes the ways in which his punching bags convey messages of art making and cultural identity. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on February 28, 2017. For information on our current lecture […]

Noreen Naughton on Nicolas Carone’s drawing exercises

Painter Noreen Naughton reflects on some of the exercises done in Nicolas Carone’s classes at the New York Studio School, and describes the concepts that accompanied them. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School, with an introduction by Martica Sawin. Recorded on March 4, 2015. For information on […]

Noreen Naughton on a 1969 photograph of Nicolas Carone teaching at NYSS

Painter Noreen Naughton reflects on a Newsweek photograph of Nicolas Carone teaching in the first years of The New York Studio School. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series, with an introduction by Martica Sawin. Recorded on March 4, 2015. For information on our current lecture season please visit us here. “The Things Unseen: […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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