Jay DeFeo1929-1989

University of California Press
Berkeley, CA

$15,000 toward Jay DeFeo and The Rose, a book of original essays by various art and cultural historians, co-edited by art historian Jane Green and independent curator Leah Levy. The essays will focus on historical, cultural, social and conservation issues associated with her seminal work, The Rose. DeFeo, in creating the 2,300 pound work, layered on and scraped away massive amounts of paint, carving the accretion down like a block of marble, while adding wire, beads, pearls and wooden strips over a period of several years.