Freilicher and Friends

In the 1950s and 60s, painter Jane Freilicher (b.1924) and her circle of artist and writer friends made breezy works about life in New York and about each other. Cross-pollination and collaboration were part of a creative process where artists wrote poetry and criticism and poets wrote about art and posed for portraits. The work produced by the painters in this group is often overshadowed by the radical developments of Abstract Expressionism and Pop happening at the same time. But a new exhibition at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets, calls attention to Ms. Freilicher’s back and forth with her poet friends during this inspired period.

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Courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Jane Freilicher, ‘Early New York Evening,’

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