Alice Neel, Uptown
A new chapter of the acclaimed exhibition Alice Neel, Uptown, curated by the Pulitzer Prize winning critic and author Hilton Als, is on display at Victoria Miro Venice. Curated by Als especially for the Venice gallery and including a number of previously unexhibited paintings and works on paper, this concise exhibition draws on the rich body of work created by Neel during the period in which she lived and worked in upper Manhattan, first in Spanish (East) Harlem, where she moved in 1938, and, later, the Upper West Side, where she lived from 1962 until her death in 1984. The exhibition shares themes with presentations of Alice Neel, Uptown at David Zwirner, New York (February – April 2017), and Victoria Miro, London (until 29 July 2017), while offering a new focus on Neel’s paintings and drawings of women and children.
Hilton Als reads an undated poem by Alice Neel
“I love you Harlem…” Filmed on the occasion of the exhibition Alice Neel, Uptown curator Hilton Als reads an undated poem by the painter Alice Neel. The exhibition focuses on paintings made by the artist during the five decades in which she lived and worked in upper Manhattan, first in Spanish (East) Harlem, where she moved in 1938, and, later, the Upper West Side, where she lived from 1962 until her death in 1984. Alice Neel, Uptown continues at Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London until 29 July 2017, and Victoria Miro Venice until 16 September 2017.