Jay DeFeo

Associated with the Beat Generation, Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) was part of a vibrant community of avant-garde artists, poets, and musicians in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s. Her circle included Wallace Berman, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Wally Hedrick, Edward Kienholz, and Michael McClure. Although best known for her monumental painting “The Rose” (1958-1966), DeFeo worked in a wide range of media and produced an astoundingly diverse and compelling body of work over four decades. DeFeo's unconventional approach to materials and her intensive, physical method make her a unique figure in postwar American art.

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Jay DeFeo - The Ripple Effect
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Catalogue of the double exhibition examining integral themes within American artist Jay DeFeo's (1929-1989) practice, featuring Sam Falls, Rachel Harrison, Wyatt Kahn, Ron Nagle, Gay Outlaw, Tobias Pils, R.H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Bosco Sodi, and Oscar Tuazon.
Jay DeFeo - Chiaroscuro
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
New monograph, dedicated to Jay DeFeo's late work: paintings of the 1980s as well as the exceptional corpus of drawings of the 1980s and her photographic oeuvre of the 1970s.

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