Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Record 8 of 10
Previous Record Next Record
Book Cover
Author Drexler, Rosalyn, artist.

Title Rosalyn Drexler : who does she think she is? / Katy Siegel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Gregory R. Miller & Co. ; Waltham, MA : In association with the Rose Art Museum, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    700.92 Drexler,R DRE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 238 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
nat Americans lcdgt
gdr Women lcdgt
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Rose Art Museum (February 12-June 5, 2016) and the Albright Knox Art Gallery (October 22, 2016-February 19, 2017).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index.
Contents Who does she think she is? / Katy Siegel -- Lost and found / Caitlin Julia Rubin -- Gangster's paradise: Rosalyn Drexler and immigrant culture / Michael Lobel -- Rosalyn Drexler: madly and transgressively embracing the vulgarity of life / Kalliopi Minioudaki -- Five run-ins with Rosalyn Drexler / Jonathan Lethem -- In and out of the ring: Rosalyn Drexler's boxers and the intimacy of violence / Allison Unruh -- Rosalyn Drexler's theater of the domestic grotesque / Stephen Bottoms -- Images / Hilton Als -- Excerpts of novels and plays / Rosalyn Drexler.
Summary "Rosalyn Drexler has always moved between worlds. In the late 1950s and early '60s, she showed sculpture at New York Reuben Gallery, a gathering place for artists like Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg who combined installation and performance with traditional media. Drexler took part in Happenings at Reuben Gallery and at Judson Church (years after her own quasi-performance as a female wrestler, memorialized by Andy Warhol in the 1962 series Album of a Mat Queen). Drexler collages and large-format paintings of the 1960s open the category of Pop art to technology and politics in a way that feels contemporary today, crossing hard-edge painting with depictions of sex, violence, race and gender role-playing in film and media. Her writing also crosses high and low genres, comprising novels both experimental and popular, avant-garde theater and writing for television (including an Emmy-winning Lily Tomlin special). In addition to a comprehensive selection of Drexler's major paintings, Who Does She Think She Is? also recovers the artist's early sculptures, recently rediscovered and not exhibited since 1960. Documentation of Drexler's performances and theatrical work, photographs evoking her role in the downtown New York scene and a selection of her books and other archival materials present her work across multiple mediums, offering a comprehensive look at Drexler varied career."--Publisher's description.
Subject Drexler, Rosalyn -- Exhibitions.
Drexler, Rosalyn -- Written works.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Performance art -- 20th century.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Collage -- 20th century.
Sculpture, American -- 20th century.
Feminism in art.
Arts, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Boxers (Sports) -- In art.
Violence in art.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Siegel, Katy, author.
Als, Hilton, writer of supplementary textual content.
Lethem, Jonathan, writer of supplementary textual content.
Drexler, Rosalyn. Works. Selections.
Rose Art Museum, host institution.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, host institution.
Added Title Who does she think she is?
ISBN 9781941366097 (hardcover)
1941366090 (hardcover)
Standard No. 99971543417

Available items only