Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters & Poets

Celebrating 60 Years

January 15 – March 5, 2011

FAIRFIELD PORTER
Jimmy and John
1957-58
oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 45 1/2 inches
Private Collection

Tibor Nagy Marionette Company
poster, 1949

FRED W. McDARRAH
Frank O'Hara at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1960
gelatin-silver print
15 x 15 inches

DWIGHT RIPLEY
Petrel in a Cage
1951
ink and colored pencil on stationery
10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches
Private Collection

DWIGHT RIPLEY
Constellation in a Cage
1951
ink and colored pencil on stationery
10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches
Private Collection

NELL BLAINE
Jane Freilicher on 21st Street
1953
oil on paper
24 x 19 inches
Private Collection

FAIRFIELD PORTER
Portrait of James Schuyler
1955
oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

LARRY RIVERS
Pyrography: Poem and Portrait of John Ashbery II
1977
acrylic on canvas
76 x 58 inches
Collection of Kim Manocherian

JOHN JONAS GRUEN
Frank O'Hara Smiles, Southampton, NY
1961
gelatin-silver print
13 x 10 inches

JOHN JONAS GRUEN
John Ashbery, Water Mill
1964
gelatin-silver print
13 x 10 inches

JOAN MITCHELL
Drawing to James Schuyler's poem "Sunday"
c.1975
pastel on paper
14 x 9 inches
Collection Nathan Kernan

JOAN MITCHELL
Drawing to James Schuyler's poem "Daylight"
c.1975
pastel on paper
14 x 9 inches
Collection Nathan Kernan

RED GROOMS and ANNE WALDMAN
Triptych: Madonna and Poets
1991
mixed media
29 1/4 x 28 inches

FAIRFIELD PORTER
Portrait of Roland F. Pease
1958
oil on canvas
36 x 28 inches
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Gift from the Roland F. Pease Collection, 1997

LARRY RIVERS and FRANK O'HARA
Portrait and Poem Painting
1961
oil on canvas
Private Collection

NELL BLAINE
Frank III
1952
India ink and traces of graphite on paper
12 x 9 inches
Private Collection

LARRY RIVERS
John Ashbery
1962
pencil on paper
14 x 17 inches
Private Collection

HELEN FRANKENTHALER
Cloudscape
1951
mixed media on canvas
17 1/2 x 38 inches
Collection of the artist

ALFRED LESLIE
A Gypsy's Whim
1958
oil and collage on board
30 x 23 3/4 inches
Private Collection

LARRY RIVERS
Last Civil War Veteran
1961
oil on canvas
15 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Private Collection

LARRY RIVERS
Frank O'Hara
c.1955
plaster
15 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches
Private Collection

FAIRFIELD PORTER
Ron Padgett
1970
oil on canvas
31 1/8 x 22 1/4 inches
Collection of Ron and Patricia Padgett

JANE FREILICHER
The Painting Table
1954
oil on linen
26 x 40 inches
Collection The Flow Chart Foundation

JANE FREILICHER
Early New York Evening
1954
oil on linen
51 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches
Collection Elizabeth Hazan

FAIRFIELD PORTER
Tibor de Nagy
1958
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches
Private Collection

JOE BRAINARD and TED BERRIGAN
Untitled (Poem for Annie Rooney)
1962
collage
11 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches
Private Collection

JOE BRAINARD AND TED BERRIGAN
American Flag
1962
collage
12 x 16 inches
Collection Ron and Patricia Padgett

GRACE HARTIGAN and FRANK O'HARA
Oranges no. 11
1952
oil on paper
44 1/2 x 35 inches
Marie-Helene and Guy Weill Family Collection

GRACE HARTIGAN and FRANK O'HARA
Oranges no. 5
1952
oil on paper
44 1/2 x 35 inches
Marie-Helene and Guy Weill Family Collection

LARRY RIVERS and FRANK O'HARA
Stones
1959
suite of thirteen lithographs
18 x 23 inches

LARRY RIVERS and KENNETH KOCH
In Bed
1982
mixed media
48 x 84 inches

RUDY BURCKHARDT
Larry Rivers and Kenneth Koch in front of their collaborative work "New York, New York, 1950-1960"
c.1961
gelatin-silver print
6 3/8 x 9 inches

GEORGE SCHNEEMAN and RON PADGETT
Grandpa Grumps
1969
mixed media on illustration board
7 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches

GEORGE SCHNEEMAN and RON PADGETT
The Student Years
c.1999
mixed media on illustration board
7 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches

GEORGE SCHNEEMAN and BILL BERKSON
On the Offspring
c.1969
mixed media on illustration board
12 x 12 inches

TREVOR WINKFIELD
Book cover for "Rivers and Mountains" by John Ashbery
1977
acrylic on paper
17 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches

TREVOR WINKFIELD
Book cover for "Three Poems" by John Ashbery
1989
acrylic on paper
17 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches

JOE BRAINARD
(Untitled (Rain)
Illustration for "The Vermont Notebook" by John Ashbery
c.1964
ink on paper
9 x 6 inches

JOE BRAINARD and FRANK O'HARA
I"m Not Really Flying, I'm Thinking
1964
collage and ink on paper
10 x 8 inches
Collection Bill Berkson and Connie Lewallen, San Francisco

JOE BRAINARD and FRANK O'HARA
I Grew This Mustache...
1964
collage and ink on paper
12 x 9 3/4 inches
Collection Bill Berkson and Connie Lewallen, San Francisco

FAIRFIELD PORTER
Kenneth Koch Reading
1966
oil on canvas
28 x 26 inches
Private Collection

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery marks its 60th anniversary with “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets,” an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s pivotal role in launching the New York School of Poets and fostering a new collaborative ethos among poets and painters in post-War New York. The exhibit focuses on the gallery’s first two decades, the 1950s and ‘60s, when its vibrant, salon-like atmosphere and director John Bernard Myers’ passion for both art and poetry gave birth to these unique partnerships.

The show features paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Leslie, Trevor Winkfield, Nell Blaine, Joe Brainard, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter; poetry collections published by the gallery’s imprint, Tibor de Nagy Editions, and featuring work by Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest and others, with illustrations by Tibor de Nagy artists; photographs and films by Rudy Burckhardt; letters, announcement cards and other ephemera; and archival photographs of leading cultural figures of the day by John Gruen and Fred McDarrah.

“Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets” runs from Saturday, January 15 - Saturday, March 5. An opening reception will be held on the 15th from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tibor de Nagy (pronounced TEE-bor dih-NAJ) is located on the 12th floor of 724 Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets.

“The New York School of Poets and Their Milieu,” a series of complementary events organized to celebrate the gallery’s anniversary, further illuminates the avant-garde milieu of the period:

• January 1, The New York Festival of Song Presents “The New York School” — Chicago’s
WFMT radio broadcasts a concert (also available via webstream at www.wfmt.org)
featuring poetry by Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch and other poets who
came of age in the 1950s and ‘60s set to music by William Bolcom, Ned Rorem, Vernon
Duke, Virgil Thomson and others.
• January 31, The New School Presents “60 Years of Tibor de Nagy Painters and Poets: A
Celebration of the Legendary Gallery” — An evening of poetry, film clips and
reminiscences about the Tibor de Nagy Gallery’s role in shaping New York’s post-War
literary and artistic vanguard. With poets John Ashbery, Bill Berkson and Ron Padgett;
artist and filmmaker Alfred Leslie; and scholars Jenni Quilter and Douglas Crase, whose
essays comprise the catalog for the exhibition “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and
Poets.”
• February 25 - 27, Anthology Film Archives Presents Newly-Restored Prints of Rudy
Burckhardt’s “Money” (1968) and “The Climate of New York” (1948) — Screenings of
recently restored prints of the classic Burckhardt films “Money” (1968), in which
renowned dance critic Edwin Denby leads a cast of ‘60s art- and poetry-world stars, and
“The Climate of New York” (1948), in which Burckhardt paints a portrait of the city and
its inhabitants in luminous black-and-white and saturated color.

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