New York - Exhibition

The Young and Evil

David Zwirner

21 Feb 201913 Apr 2019

The exhibition features significant works from the first half of the 20th century by both artists, writers and the circles gathered around them. In their works, these authors put aside the main trend of abstraction to draw inspiration from older and alternative models, such as Renaissance forms of figuration.

“The Young and Evil” takes its name from the title of the 1933 collaborative novel by poet Charles Henri Ford and critic Parker Tyler, focused on the vicissitudes of two characters wondering around New York’s gay underground.

The works on view are loaned by important public and private collections, such as a painting from Paul Cadmus’s trilogy, “Shore Leave” (1933), on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art, rare paintings by Margaret Hoening French, works on paper by Fidelma Cadmus Kirstein, and more.

 

  • Pavel Tchelitchew, George Platt Lynes, c. 1937–1942, David Zwirner gallery, New YorkPavel Tchelitchew, George Platt Lynes, c. 1937–1942, David Zwirner gallery, New York

Curators

Special Events

Destination: New York
Where: David Zwirner
Type: Opening

Opening reception

Destination: New York
Where: David Zwirner
Type: Talk

A discussion between scholar Ann Reynolds and writer Lynne Tillman, moderated by Jarrett Earnest. Reynolds will discuss her research on Parker Tyler and alternative narratives of American surrealism, and Tillman will speak about her history with Charles Henri Ford, having overseen the publication of his diary Water from a Bucket: A Diary 1948–1957 (2001).

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, sun

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