The Artist’s World in Pictures
A guided gallery tour by co-author Gloria S. McDarrah

Editor and writer Gloria S. McDarrah and her husband, Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah, were on the scene when Abstract Expressionism and The New York School blossomed in the late 1950s. Their seminal 1961 book, The Artist’s World in Pictures documents that unique time and place. Nearly every image in the exhibition was taken below 14th Street.

The McDarrahs were regulars at The Club, an artist membership association that began in the late 1940s, with informal discussions at the old Waldorf Cafeteria, at 6th Avenue and 8th Street. The Club hosted seminars, panels, parties, talks, readings and other events where artists of the day would share and exchange ideas and opinions, including Willem deKooning, Franz Kline, Ad Reinhardt, James Brooks, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Jack Tworkov, Alfred Leslie, Milton Resnick, Lee Krasner, Philip Guston, William Baziotes, Robert Motherwell, Nicholas Krushenick and Adolph Gottlieb.

Gloria S. McDarrah will lead a tour of the exhibition and answer questions.

In addition to The Artist’s World, the McDarrahs collaborated on several books including Beat Generation: Glory Days in Greenwich Village; Greenwich Village Guide and The Photography Encyclopedia.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
5:37 am

Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, 2nd floor