Guided tour of 'Alice Neel, Uptown' with Hilton Als

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Alice Neel, 'Benjamin,' 1976. Acrylic on board, 29 7/8 x 20 3/4 inches (75.9 x 52.7 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London


David Zwirner | 525 & 533 West 19th Street

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alice Neel curated by Hilton Als. On view at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces, the selection includes works that the artist made during her five decades of living and working in upper Manhattan, first in Spanish (East) Harlem, where she moved in 1938, and, later, the Upper West Side just south of Harlem, where she lived from 1962 until her death in 1984.

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1996, a theatre critic in 2002, and chief theatre critic in 2013. His first book, The Women, a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity, was published in 1996. His most recent book, White Girls, discusses various narratives around race and gender and was nominated for a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. Als has taught at Wesleyan, Wellesley, Smith, and the Yale School of Drama, and his work has appeared in The Nation, The Believer, and The New York Review of Books. In 2016 he produced a six-month survey of art and text at The Artist’s Institute, New York; the same year he organized Desdemona for Celia by Hilton, an exhibition of work by Celia Paul, at the Metropolitan Opera’s Gallery Met, in New York. In 2015 Als co-curated, with Anthony Elms, at the ICA Philadelphia, a retrospective of Christopher Knowles’ work. He is also the co-author of Robert Gober’s 2014-15 Museum of Modern Art retrospective catalogue, The Heart is Not a Metaphor. He lives in New York City.

To RSVP for the February 25 guided tour, contact
Emma Macdonald at David Zwirner +1 212 727 2070