Jay DeFeo1929-1989

Weatherspoon Art Gallery - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, V

$7,500 to acquire two works on paper, each from the artist’s Florence and Tripod series, for their permanent collection. DeFeo, an artist of the Beat era, worked among a close knit community of poets and avant-garde artists that thrived in San Francisco’s Bay Area. After completing her seminal 1958-65 work The Rose, Defeo returned to artmaking, after a four year hiatus, in the late 1960s by creating a series of semi-abstract works on paper that were drawn from everyday objects in her environment.