Frieze New York

May 5 - 7, 2017
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Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, 108 x 288 in. / 9 x 24 ft / 2.7 x 7.3 mAmericans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, 108 x 288 in. / 9 x 24 ft / 2.7 x 7.3 m

Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, 108 x 288 in. / 9 x 24 ft / 2.7 x 7.3 m

Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Left panelAmericans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Left panel
Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Left panel
Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Center panelAmericans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Center panel

Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Center panel

Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Right panelAmericans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Right panel

Americans: Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, Oil on canvas, Right panel

A Death in the Family, 1976, Oil on canvas, 72 x 108 in. / 6 x 9 ft. / 1.8 x 2.7 mA Death in the Family, 1976, Oil on canvas, 72 x 108 in. / 6 x 9 ft. / 1.8 x 2.7 m

A Death in the Family, 1976, Oil on canvas, 72 x 108 in. / 6 x 9 ft. / 1.8 x 2.7 m

Becky Windmiller (from Some Becky Stuff), 1990, Oil on canvas, 58 x 44 in. / 4.8 x 3.6 ft / 1.4 x 1.1 mBecky Windmiller (from Some Becky Stuff), 1990, Oil on canvas, 58 x 44 in. / 4.8 x 3.6 ft / 1.4 x 1.1 m

Becky Windmiller (from Some Becky Stuff), 1990, Oil on canvas, 58 x 44 in. / 4.8 x 3.6 ft / 1.4 x 1.1 m

Brenna Gordon (from The Lives of Some Women), 1984, Oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in. / 6 x 7 ft / 7.8 x 2.1 mBrenna Gordon (from The Lives of Some Women), 1984, Oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in. / 6 x 7 ft / 7.8 x 2.1 m

Brenna Gordon (from The Lives of Some Women), 1984, Oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in. / 6 x 7 ft / 7.8 x 2.1 m

Cindy Cresswell (from The Lives of Some Women), 1976-1977, Oil on canvas, 108 x 72 in. / 9 x 6 ft. / 2.7 x 1.8 mCindy Cresswell (from The Lives of Some Women), 1976-1977, Oil on canvas, 108 x 72 in. / 9 x 6 ft. / 2.7 x 1.8 m

Cindy Cresswell (from The Lives of Some Women), 1976-1977, Oil on canvas, 108 x 72 in. / 9 x 6 ft. / 2.7 x 1.8 m

General Sternwood's Daughters Vivian and Carmen (from 50 Characters in Search of a Reader), 2005-2016, Archival pigment print, 59 x 74 in. / 4.9 x 6.1 ft. / 1.5 x 1.8 mGeneral Sternwood's Daughters Vivian and Carmen (from 50 Characters in Search of a Reader), 2005-2016, Archival pigment print, 59 x 74 in. / 4.9 x 6.1 ft. / 1.5 x 1.8 m

General Sternwood's Daughters Vivian and Carmen (from 50 Characters in Search of a Reader), 2005-2016, Archival pigment print, 59 x 74 in. / 4.9 x 6.1 ft. / 1.5 x 1.8 m

The Last Clean Shirt, 1964, 6 mm film, 41 minutes Directed by Alfred Leslie; Text titles by Frank O’HaraThe Last Clean Shirt, 1964, 6 mm film, 41 minutes Directed by Alfred Leslie; Text titles by Frank O’Hara

The Last Clean Shirt, 1964, 6 mm film, 41 minutes Directed by Alfred Leslie; Text titles by Frank O’Hara

Press Release

ALFRED LESLIE at Frieze New York
Randall's Island - Stand D27
May 5-7, 2017

 

Any attempt to define painter, draftsman, sculptor, print maker, photographer, filmmaker, composer, writer, set designer, animator Alfred Leslie is doomed to failure because like his work, he is larger than life. Leslie fits no category, which may be intentional or simply the result of a personality driven by sheer energy and rebelliousness to push the limits of any art form.
                                                                       -Barbara Rose, Alfred Leslie: Larger than Life, 2017

 


Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to be dedicating its first presentation at Frieze New York highlighting Alfred Leslie’s figurative works from 1960s through the 21st century. Standing as its centerpiece, Americans, Youngstown, Ohio, 1977-1978, is a monumental three-panel canvas, and a true masterwork of American art history. On long-term loan to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio for forty years, this will be the first time the work has been on public view outside of Youngstown.