The New Social Environment#669

Mad Women: Kornblee, Jackson, Saidenberg, and Ward on Madison Avenue in the 1960s

Featuring Michael Findlay, Véronique Chagnon-Burke, and Phyllis Tuchman


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Art dealer Michael Findlay and art historian Véronique Chagnon-Burke join Rail Editor-at-Large Phyllis Tuchman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

Visit Mad Women: Kornblee, Jackson, Saidenberg, and Ward on Madison Avenue in the 1960s, on view at David Nolan Gallery through October 22, 2022 →

Michael Findlay

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Born in Scotland in 1945, Michael Findlay directed one of the first galleries in SoHo, New York City, in the 1960’s and ran his own gallery there from 1969-1977. Findlay is currently a Director of Acquavella Galleries, which specializes in Impressionist and Modern European works of art and post-war American painting and sculpture. His book, The Value of Art – Money, Power, Beauty, was published by Prestel in 2012, and has been translated into German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. His second book, Seeing Slowly – Looking At Modern Art was published in 2017, and has been translated into Chinese.

Véronique Chagnon-Burke

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Throughout her career, Véronique Chagnon-Burke has taught a range of subjects in art market studies and art history at Queens College, Parsons School of Design, among other institutions. Her museum and research positions have included work at MoMA and the College Art Association, and she has also worked at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris. From 2002 to 2021, she was the Director of Christie’s Education in New York, where she taught the history of the art market and art history, more specifically classes on French art and on women artists.

Phyllis Tuchman

Phyllis Tuchman
Critic and art historian Phyllis Tuchman teaches and writes about art, particularly sculpture. She has taught at Williams College, Hunter College, and the School of Visual Arts. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Daisy Fried reading.

Daisy Fried

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Daisy Fried is the author of four books of poetry: The Year the City Emptied, Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again, and She Didn’t Mean to Do It. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Hodder and Pew Fellowships. An occasional poetry critic for the New York Times, Poetry Foundation and elsewhere; poetry editor for the journal Scoundrel Time; and a member of the faculty of the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, and of the BFA program in Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, she lives in Philadelphia.

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