How does an artist write his or her own story through architecture, interiors, and objects collected and displayed? What makes this a distinctive way of defining a legacy beyond their own works? This exhibit examines the history of the Greenwich Village home and studio of American sculptor Chaim Gross. It explores how he wrote his own story through 526 LaGuardia Place, which he purchased with his wife Renee in 1962 after having studios downtown since the late 1920s. The exhibit also considers the building and collections within the broader context of artists' homes and studios in the Village, SoHo and beyond in the 1950s and 60s.
Curated by Susan Fisher, Executive Director, and Sasha Davis, Curator of Collections
Installation by Mimi Gross and Mike Levy
Catalogue available, with essays by Susan Fisher, Sasha Davis, and architecture scholar Dr. Marisa Angell. Major funding for the publication generously provided by the Tavolozza Foundation.
Featuring works by:
Willem De Kooning
Richard Alan Fox
Walter J. Russell