Art Chronicles 1954-1966 - Frank O'Hara
Art Chronicles 1954-1966.
Quarto. Reprinted edition. B&w plates throughout. 161pp in glossy printed wrappers. New York: George Braziller Inc, 1990.
Collected art criticism from Frank O'Hara written during his role as Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture at MoMA. The 'poet among the painters' writes with scholarly attention on Pollock, Franz Kline, Alex Katz and Helen Frankenthaler. O'Hara moves freely within the essay form mingling social anecdotes and his distinctive wit with the language of art theory. 'I don't like bumping into those pillars when I'm talking to somebody' he says of the Guggenheim.