At Home

Alice Neel

450 kr ~€60,40

Alice Neel's unstinting, visionary engagement with the lives of those around her resulted in an inclusive oeuvre. This aspect of queer representation in her work is explored for the first time in this new catalogue.

Curated by Hilton Als and organized in collaboration with the Estate of Alice Neel, At Home: Alice Neel in the Queer World highlights the artist's vibrant involvement with the human condition. Within a lifetime of work, Neel painted many people from many walks of life––this catalog is the first to focus on queer communities, those who were part of their circle, as well as allies and others with whom the artist was in broader conversation —together forming a collective portrait that both embodies and complicates an understanding of the queer world of Neel's moment and the artist's place within it.

This collection of paintings includes rarely seen works depicting individuals including Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, and Adrienne Rich, as well as writers, artists, friends, and advocates. As Als notes, this book includes "not just portraits of gay people but those of theorists, activists, politicians, and so on who would qualify as queer by virtue of their different take in their given field and thus the world. So doing, they reflect Alice's own interest in and commitment to difference.”

The catalog accompanies Neel's first significant exhibition in Los Angeles, at David Zwirner in 2024. Edited and with a text by Als, the volume includes newly commissioned contributions by Alex Fialho, Evan Garza, and Wayne Koestenbaum.

Specifications - Hardcover. 144 pages