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What's On: Alice Neel

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

She was born in 1900 in Philadelphia. Her move to Greenwich village as a young, socially conscious artist, did not ascribe her to any “movement” in a historical sense, though her extraordinary portraits of her contemporaries (Andy Warhol, Robert Smithson etc) will testify she was certainly amongst it – that is until she moved to Spanish Harlem and depicted life with more genuine affiliation to the world. Victoria Miro has a wonderful series of 11 Men Only paintings that show Alice Neel to have been powerfully engaged with her sitters, from “the erotic to the ironic”.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.