Artists Sessions at Studio 35 (1950)
In April of 1950, about two dozen of the artists who came to be known as the Abstract Expressionists met for a series of discussions about their own work and about the modern scene. Nearly sixty years after these meetings occurred, the transcript of Artists Sessions at Studio 35 (1950) continues to pulse with their heated discussions around basic artistic issues like titling, process, art's relationship to history, community, and professionalism. Often referenced, but rarely fleshed out, the text of these private meetings offers an intimate glimpse of the views held by many of the twentieth century’s pioneering American abstract artists.
Artists who participated in the salon include: Janice Biala, Louise Bourgeois, Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning, Norman Lewis, Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne, and many more.
Edited by Robert Goodnough
Published by Soberscove Press
Second edition, 2011
64 pages, 1-color, 5.125 x 7.5 inches