Growing Up Among Artists in the Heyday of Abstract Expressionism
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gabrielle Selz grew up in New York, where her father, Peter Selz, was chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. She talks about spending her childhood among art and artists in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, in a home full of the most celebrated artists of the day: Rothko, de Kooning, Tinguely, Giacometti, and Christo, among others. Her new book Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction offers a window into the glamor and destruction of the times: the gallery openings, wild parties and affairs that defined one of the most celebrated periods in American art history.