Painters & Poets at Tibor de Nagy

Thomas Devaney visits the exhibition Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painter and Poets on view through March 5, 2011. Tibor de Nagy gallery played a central role in the development of New York School poetry by commissioning significant collaborations between poets and gallery painters including: Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Leslie, Trevor Winkfield, Nell Blaine, Joe Brainard, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter. Devaney characterizes the show as "dreamlike," re-creating the salon atmosphere of the gallery’s early days through paintings, collaborative books, a film, and ephemera.  An extensive slideshow is also available at the Tibor de Nagy gallery website.