Tag Archives: Alice Neel


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In Joan Semmel’s Crossed Legs, 2011, the sexuality is more restrained than in her earlier work.

The Body In Winter

Artists are taking on themes of aging, transformation, and decay Read More


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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More


Books Reviews
Alice Neel in a photograph taken by her lover Sam Brody, whom she met at a WPA meeting. SAM BRODY

What Was Neel’s Deal?

Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
By Phoebe Hoban
St. Martin’s Press, 500 pages, $35 Read More


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The Great American (Male) Nude

Turning the tables on art-historical tradition, more women artists are depicting the naked male body. Read More


Looking at Art
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A ‘Desperate Beauty’

In her portrait of the Gruen family, Alice Neel tempers her penchant for the grotesque with a touch of the sublime. Read More