FRIEDMAN, Samantha; HAUPTMAN, Jodi (eds.)
Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern
Lincoln Edward Kirstein (1907–1996) was an American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, philanthropist, and cultural figure in New York City, and notably the co-founder, with George Balanchine, of the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. Published in conjunction with an exhibition dedicated to Kirstein’s expansive view of modern art, Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern explores his wide-ranging and overlapping professional and social networks in New York City and beyond. This richly illustrated book features paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and costume and set designs by artists in Kirstein’s ambit, including Antonio Berni, Paul Cadmus, Walker Evans, Raquel Forner, Jared French, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gaston Lachaise, George Platt Lynes, Elie Nadelman, Ben Shahn, Honoré Sharrer, Pavel Tchelitchew, and Joaquín Torres-García. Also included are four scholarly essays investigating Kirstein’s interdisciplinary pursuits, as well as excerpts from his own deeply insightful writings. [publisher's note]
Contributors: Samantha Friedman, Jodi Hauptman, Lynn Garafola, Michele Greet, Michelle Harvey, Richard Meyer, Kevin Moore.
See https://www.lincolnkirstein.org for some more information about Kirstein.