Sunday, October 13, 2013

Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon at The Art Students League

The exhibition Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon is on view at The Art Students League, NYC, through November 1.  It was organized with the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Drawings, prints, letters, sketchbooks, photographs, and memorabilia trace connections that wonder through the art world and beyond, as far as Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein. Three works by Bacon are on loan from us, including the drypoint Clams and Clodhoppers, 1933.

Peggy Bacon, Clams and Clodhoppers, 1933

Peggy Bacon, Djuna Barnes, about 1945
Included are Bacon’s friends such as artist-colleagues Louis Bouché, Arthur B. Davies, Philip Evergood, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Katherine Schmidt, Max Weber, and Marguerite Zorach, as well as the writers Djuna Barnes and Frank O’Hara.

Franz Kline, Poem (by Frank O'Hara), 1957