In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. What followed was a whirlwind childhood spent among art and artists in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Gabrielle grew up in a home full of the most celebrated artists of the day: Rothko, de Kooning, Tinguely, Giacometti, and Christo, among others. Selz offers a unique window into the glamour and destruction of the times: the gallery openings, wild parties, and affairs that defined one of the most celebrated periods in American art history. The evening consists of a short film screening, and a reading and book signing with the author.
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Unstill Life: Book Release Event with author Gabrielle Selz