The Loft Generation: From the de Koonings to Twombly
The Loft Generation: From the de Koonings to Twombly; Portraits and Sketches, 1942–2011 is a bristling and brilliant memoir of the mid-20th-century New York School of painters and their times by the renowned artist and critic Edith Schloss, who, from the early years, was a member of the group that shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. It is an invaluable account by an artist at the center of a landmark era in American art. Schloss writes about the painters, poets, and musicians who were part of the postwar movements and about her life as an artist in New York and later in Italy, where she continued to paint and write until her death in 2011. Jacob Burckhardt, son of the author, filmmaker, and photographer, and one of the editors will discuss the book.