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John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things

An immersive multi-media gallery experience showcasing a selection of things that inform John Ashbery’s sensibility as well as his work as a poet, visual artist, collaborator, art critic, and collector. The exhibition explores the poet’s lifelong interest in collecting through the medium of his late-nineteenth century house in Hudson, New York, a carefully composed collage-environment constructed over thirty-five years with an eclectic array of fine art by European and American masters, furniture, pottery, textiles, bric-a-brac, toys, and other objects.

The exhibition includes work by John Ashbery, Joe Brainard, Joseph Cornell, Henry Darger, Giorgio de Chirico, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Jane Freilicher, Shirley Goldfarb, Jean Hélion, Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Fairfield Porter, Archie Rand, Larry Rivers, Mark Tobey, and Trevor Winkfield.

Category: Exhibition
Loretta Howard Gallery
525 West 26th Street,
New York, NY