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for the Second Annual American Festival. Lloyd Moss hosts a tour of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery with John Myers, co-director. Myers talks about why the gallery was formed; entire roster is of unknown artists; "idea" shows (Marie Menken's glow in the dark pictures, "Four Centuries of Lace," future show of playground equipment; Roberto Mongo?). Larry Rivers joins the conversation about the New York School of Painting (Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell, for example): retention of French color. Moss pauses to introduce Rivers, who is having a show at the gallery then: is he a member of the New York School of Painting? Yes, except that I have recognizable symbols in my paintings; "overallness." Still in the experimental stages? George/Grace Hartigan(?). Myers lists the upcoming shows: Dwight Ripley, Helen Frankenthaler, Harry Jackson, Rene Bouche, Robert Goodnough, Alfred Leslie, Pennington West.
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