Go See – New York: Alice Neel 'Selected Works' At David Zwirner and 'Nudes of the 1930s' at Zwirner & Wirth through June 20, 2009

June 3rd, 2009

Alice Neel’s ‘Hartley’ via David Zwirner

Running concurrently at David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea and Zwirner & Wirth on the Upper East Side are two shows surveying the work of painter Alice Neel. Known best as a portraitist during a time when figuration fell into disdain and obsolescence, Neel is considered one of the twentieth century’s most important American painters. While Neel gained critical acclaim by the end of her life (she died in 1984), recent years have seen increased interest in Neel’s work as contemporary figurative painters such as Lucien Freud and Elizabeth Peyton have attracted both record prices and museum retrospectives.  MZwirner & Wirth’s ‘Nudes of the 1930s’ covers the beginning of Neel’s career with sketches, watercolors, and oil paintings of desexualized nudes, including many of women with imperfect bodies. ‘Selected Works’ at David Zwirner presents a wider, more mature range of work.

The Estate of Alice Neel
David Zwirner
Zwirner & Wirth
Decades of Painter Alice Neel in a Single Sweep [New YorkMagazine]
Art in Review [NY Times]
Overview: Alice Neel: Selected Works [Artinfo]

Alice Neel’s ‘Rhoda Myers with Blue Hat’ via Zwirner & Wirth

For her subjects, Neel often chose family, friends, and figures around her. The portraits are rarely flattering, presenting a complex, psychological picture rife with imperfection. Painting subjects across a spectrum of gender, race, age, and lifestyle, Neel was a bohemian figure that gave voice to many of those marginalized within art and society.

Alice Neel’s ‘Annie Sprinkle’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Ballet Dancer’ via David Zwirner

While Neel was also an accomplished landscape and still life painter, many of her strongest portraits pop out of abstract or incomplete backgrounds. Her portrait of burlesque artist Annie Sprinkle is set on a white field with only small swatches of color outlining parts of the body so that Sprinkle’s bare breasts bulge out even more from her leather dominatrix getup. In her portrait of Jerry Sokol, furniture and even Sokol’s jacket are left unfinished, focusing attention to the face.

Alice Neel’s ‘Alienation’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Cindy’ via David Zwirner

A documentary about Neel’s life made in 2007 by her grandson is also shown in a side gallery at David Zwirner. ‘Selected Works’ runs May 14-June 20 at David Zwirner in Chelsea. ‘Nudes of the 1930s’ runs May 6-June 20 at Zwirner & Wirth on the Upper East Side.

Alice Neel’s ‘Untitled (Alice Neel and John Rothschild in the Bathroom)’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Dana Gordon’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Florence Lasser’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘George Arce’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Jerry Sokol’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Katherine Hogle’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Mrs. Paul Gardner and Sam’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Rita and Hubert’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Katherine Nude’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Ron Kajiwara’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Nadya and Nona’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Ruth Nude’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Sam and Hartley’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Nude’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Sam, Snow (how like the winter)’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Rhoda Myers Nude’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘The Druid’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘The Family (Algis, Julie and Bailey)’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Untitled (Alice and José)’ via Zwirner & Wirth

Alice Neel’s ‘Young Woman’ via David Zwirner

Alice Neel’s ‘Winifred Mesmer’ via Zwirner & Wirth


US Fed News Service, Including US State News March 22, 2011 LARAMIE, Wyo., March 21 — The University of Wyoming issued the following news release:

A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.

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By Natasha Stahla, Wyoming Entrepreneur, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) procurement specialist “I have heard about a CCR profile. Can you explain what it is?” Jessie, Worland The CCR is the Central Contractor Registration and is a mandatory registration for all businesses to work with the government. go to site duns number lookup

In order to register on CCR, you must first obtain a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number by calling 1-866-705-5711. The DUNS number does not cost anything and will be given over the phone. Within 24-48 hours, the number will be activated and you can continue to the next step, the CCR. For help completing the CCR process, visit the Wyoming Entrepreneur PTAC website at www.wyen.biz and click on the PTAC button on the bottom left. go to web site duns number lookup

Keeping a registration updated also means updating it annually and is a requirement of the CCR database. If you do not update your CCR annually the registration will become inactive.

Recently there has been a change with the CCR database. In the past, if a registration were to become inactive, the businesses CCR profile was still searchable in the database. The search would come up as an inactive registration but would include the CCR profile that provided the business information. Now, if you let your CCR go inactive, the business registration and information will not be available. This is a big change and can cause for lost exposure of a business when contracting officers are in CCR looking for a certain business.

To see if your CCR is active, visit the website at www.ccr.gov and click on “CCR Search,” enter the DUNS number and hit the search button. If the CCR has disappeared and you would like to update the registration, log into your account and make the appropriate updates.

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