‘Alice Neel’ documents the solo exhibition of the artist’s work––now open at @davidzwirner’s 20th Street gallery.
Newly commissioned scholarship by Helen Molesworth and a forward by Ginny Neel of the Estate of Alice Neel is included, along with works that span the 1920s to the 1980s.
As Ginny Neel notes, “Painting what she did in the way she did, Alice denied that one must have particular sensibilities to be a woman. She showed that women are not definable as a group, and that there is no male space that cannot be occupied by a woman. In this way, Alice released both men and women to simply be who they are.”