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12%OFFGabrielle Selz - Unstill Life - 9780393239171 - V9780393239171
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Unstill Life

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Description for Unstill Life Hardcover. Luminous and revealing, a daughter's memoir of the art world and a larger-than-life father. Num Pages: 352 pages, 50 illlustrations. BIC Classification: ACXJ; BGFA; BM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 209 x 150 x 29. Weight in Grams: 526.

Gabrielle Selz grew up in a home full of the most celebrated artists of the 1960s and 1970s: Rothko, de Kooning, Tinguely, Giacometti and Christo. Her father, Peter Selz, was the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Selz’s father was vibrant and freewheeling but his enthusiasm for both women and art took its toll on their family life. When her father left to direct his own museum in California, her writer mother Thalia Selz, moved with her children into the utopian community of Westbeth but her parents continued ... Read more

Weaving her family narrative into the story of twentieth-century art and culture, Selz paints a portrait of a charismatic man, the generation of artists he championed and the daughter whose life he shaped.

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WW Norton & Co United States
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About Gabrielle Selz
Gabrielle Selz has published in magazines and newspapers including More magazine, the New York Times, Newsday and Fiction. She writes regularly on art for the Huffington Post. She lives in Southampton, New York.

Reviews for Unstill Life
"A beautiful, compelling memoir, a testament to art, to love, to life and all its losses and joys."
Frederic Tuten, author of Self Portraits "Reading Gabrielle Selz's telling of the exhilarating twentieth-century decades when American art remade itself is like sitting to one side at a New York opening with someone who knows every story inside out. No one ... Read more

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