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Painters and Poets Together: The Folder Story


Kite Flying Party

Hartigan, Rivers, and O'Hara

"Meditations in an Emergency"

Painters Pay Tribute to Frank O'Hara

Continued Interest in the New York School

Painters and Poets Collaborate

An Explosion of Magazines


Selected Bibliography

Related Links:

Imagination: The 2006 Syracuse Symposium


Painters and Poets Together: The Folder Story

Folder, published by poet Daisy Aldan and Richard Miller, and printed by Floriano Vecchi at Tiber Press, provided an outlet for the poets and painters of the New York School. There were four issues, published between 1953 and 1956, and they included a wide variety of artistic expression: musical scores, translations, drama, criticism, and poetry, as well as prints and drawings. Robert Mattison describes Hartiganís contributions in his book entitled Hartigan: A Painterís World:

Hartigan made her first prints for this publication, three silkscreens for the first issue and the covers for issues three and four. Vecchi introduced her to the technique of silkscreen printing which he had learned in Italy. (He later taught Andy Warhol to use this silkscreen technique.) Hartiganís first three prints were an abstract still life and compositions based on River Bathers (1953) and The Persian Jacket, although the mood was entirely different in the prints. The small, brightly colored silkscreens have a lyrical character that distinguishes them from her more monumental and powerfully evocative oil paintings.

Richard Miller, Floriano Vecchi, and Grace Hartigan

Grace Haritgan printing.

Blocks | The Persian Jacket

River Bathers

Folder Covers: Issues 3 & 4 featured cover art by Grace Hartigan.

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