Title: The Psychology of an Art Writer Author: Vernon Lee Publisher: David Zwirner Books Buy it on Amazon: Vernon Lee: The Psychology of an Art Writer David Zwirner has been known for years as one of the most crucial players on the international art market, representing artists such as Josef Albers, Marlene Dumas, Dan Flavin and
Scenic artists are masters of a bewildering range of skills, from faux finishes, ageing, texturing and poly sculpting to trompe l’oeil, marbling, ragging and wood graining. Yet while their work is a crucial part of a stage, film or TV production, they are for the most part unsung heroes, happy for their work to remain literally in the background.
Alice Neel (1900-1984) was one of the most significant American painters of the 20th century. Her psychologically charged portraits tell intimate and unconventional stories about people living on the margins of society and in subcultures, the New York cultural elite, minorities, Andy Warhol’s superstars, ordinary New Yorkers and her own family. Seemingly etched into her paintings are her own stresses of life as a feminist and single parent in a largely male-dominated art world.