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[Book Club] 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Weekly Art Book Club 2 | Wednesday | Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
July 01 2020 at 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Free Event

10 Chancery Lane Gallery invites you to go further than just reading the book but really diving deeply into the context of art, life, politics and the influences that brought about art history in its making. 

Ninth Street Women
By Mary Gabriel
Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Wednesdays from June 10th Via Zoom 
Hong Kong 10am-11/11:30am
Pacific Standard Time (L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, etc) 7pm-8/8:30pm
Eastern Standard Time (New York, D.C., Montreal, etc) 10pm-11/11:30pm
And anywhere in between

*Weekly run until 8 July, 2020

Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting — not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.

Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world’s first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life.

Her gamble paid off: At twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In Ninth Street Women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

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