Painting as Object, Jay DeFeo's Rose

John Yau has an interesting review of the Jay DeFeo retrospective at SFMOMA for Hyperallergic. The Rose retains a certain mythological status in the painting community for many reasons. As Yau points out the exhibition, curated by Whitney Museum curator Dana Miller and curatorial assistant Diana Kamin digs into how DeFeo's argument with paintings objectness led her to the creation of The Rose and introduces the public to her exceptional body of drawings.
Jay DeFeo, “The Rose” (1958–66). Oil with wood and mica on canvas, 128 7/8 x 92 1/4 x 11 in. (327.3 x 234.3 x 27.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art

ay DeFeo, “Origin” (1956). Oil on canvas, 92 x 79 3/4 in. (233.7 x 202.6 cm). University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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