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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art Hardcover – 27 December 2018

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"More than a compilation of biographical tales, Gabriel's book is a reminder of the importance of women to an artistic genre long associated with masculinity. But it is also is a vivid portrait of the very nature of the artist. The stars of the era suffered and sinned as mortals, but their works -- and their creative appetites -- were otherworldly. Ninth Street Women gets us a just a little bit closer to their galaxy."--Karen Sandstrom, Washington Post

"Ninth Street Women is a must read...Gabriel seamlessly weaves the intimate and the public, the lives and the art, making us feel we were there...It is a story that is a part of the American story, told here in vivid, meaningful detail, an absolutely pivotal text."--Margaret Randall, Women's Review of Books

"A colorful narrative as compelling as a novel. Gabriel brilliantly shows how the women of Abstract Expressionism carved out paths for themselves in an often hostile community, fashioning careers and producing exciting work fully as important as that of their male peers--men whom they befriended, married, bedded, or disdained."--Mary V. Dearborn, author of Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

"A fascinating, meticulously researched account of five painters who broke through the gender barriers in the art world of the 1950s. Gabriel is deft at teasing out the behind-the-scenes drama in these women's lives and careers. Essential reading for any student of the period, and of the New York School generally."--David Salle, author of How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art

"A gorgeous and unsettling narrative...Ninth Street Women is supremely gratifying, generous, and lush but also tough and precise -- in other words, as complicated and capacious as the lives it depicts...It's as if once Gabriel got started, the canvas before her opened up new vistas. We should be grateful she yielded to its possibilities."--Jennifer Szalai, New York Times

"A sweeping panorama of American art history in the decades around World War II--specifically Abstract Expressionism and the rise of U.S. art world dominance internationally. A major contribution to the literature of twentieth-century cultural and social history."--Julia Van Haaften, author of Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

"Gripping and enthralling, Mary Gabriel made me share every turbulent moment of these remarkable women's lives. A magisterial reference, this book will be the definitive text for years to come. It is also the most devastatingly accurate portrayal of five women who had the temerity to call themselves artists in the male-dominated twentieth century."--Deirdre Bair, author of Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

"I loved every page of this necessary book. At last we see such once-sidelined artists as Joan Mitchell and Elaine de Kooning in depth, and both the telling gossip of their lives and the brave authenticity of their work are thrilling. Mary Gabriel restores the humanist ambition at the core of all the New York painters of this era, whether male or female--the boldness of their risky lives and the seriousness of their noble enterprise."--Brad Gooch, author of Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

"Masterful. Mixing critical insight with juicy storytelling, Mary Gabriel brings five brilliant female painters to the fore of the art revolution that cut a wide swath in postwar America."--Patricia Albers, author of Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter

"Sheer delight. A richly detailed epic starring not only five heroic female painters, but a supporting cast that defines the entire existential and Beat era, from Frank O'Hara to Billie Holiday to Samuel Beckett. Gabriel's vision of Lee Krasner jazz dancing with Piet Mondrian alone is worth the price of the book. With palpable empathy for the flawed brilliance of her five stars, their jealous foes, and their long-suffering enablers, Gabriel conjures the high-risk paths they chose, what making great art cost their lives, and what they lost and won in the end."--Michael Findlay, director of Acquavella Galleries and author of Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art

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The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art

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Lawlor Erin
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant and highly-readable account of some of the brilliant women of the Ab-Ex movement
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, sometimes tragic, always enthralling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The research for the book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Couverture abîmée
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captures the time, place and people of the post war NYC art scene very well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a great art book- A great book . Period
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5.0 out of 5 stars In depth account of 5 women who helped define the abstract expressionist movement
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2.0 out of 5 stars The group biography does not analyze paintings nor key them to the illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abstract Expressionism inside out
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bravo Elaine!
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