Wednesday, March 22.
Cash bar in the Parlor at 5:30PM.
Main Gallery Lecture at 6:30PM
Buffet dinner will be at 7:30PM in Dining Room.
$65 per person including tax. ($32.50 of this amount is tax deductible.)
Mpagan@salmagundi.org or 212.255.7740. This annual event to benefit the SCNY Library is open to the public.
Featuring a talk and book signing by Robert Storr, painter, critic, museum man, and exhibition-maker. Mr. Storr is the author of Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois.
From 1990 until 2002, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where he was curator and then senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. His group exhibitions there included DISLOCATIONS, a survey of installation art that included Louise Bourgeois, and Modern Art despite Modernism, in addition to which he organized retrospectives of Robert Ryman, Tony Smith, Chuck Close, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, and Max Beckmann.
Storr is the recipient of five honorary doctorates and awards from organizations including the International Association of Art Critics and the Archives of American Art. In 2000 he was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and was later promoted to Officier of the same order. He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, and Brooklyn, New York.
Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois is the first comprehensive survey of Bourgeois's oeuvre and biography, and a unique critical evaluation of the intertwining of the two. Robert Storr, acknowledged as Bourgeois's leading interpreter, worked closely with the artist on this book for some twenty years. He describes her sometimes fitful but extraordinarily long and prolific career and explores the many metamorphic aspects of the work to which the alternating currents of her imagination gave rise to.
From his uniquely privileged point of view, Storr considers how such longevity, stamina, and accomplishment were possible and what prodigious imaginative powers produced them. Long awaited, this handsome volume is sure to be among the major artists’ biographies of our time, confirming Bourgeois’s legendary status, both as a witness to art history in her era and as one of its moving forces. Intimate Geometries is a riveting look into the life and works of this iconic artist.
About The Monacelli Press
The Monacelli Press is a leading publisher of books on architecture, the fine arts, interior design, landscape architecture, photography, and graphic design. Publisher Gianfranco Monacelli conceived the venture as a distinct and stimulating voice in the visual arts to reinterpret and challenge the conventional boundaries of the field, to bring forth the best, most provocative, and the most substantive of what the finest creative minds have to offer. The Monacelli Press has published more than 250 books since it was established in 1994, books that are distinctive for both content and visual presentation.