vrijdag, mei 25, 2018

José Lerma #3



"In 1975 the painter Elaine de Kooning purchased a modest saltbox house at 55 Alewive Road in East Hampton, following a reconciliation with her artist husband Willem. Three years later, she added a large, airy studio, marked by a slanted wall of windows, where she would create some of her most well-known paintings. These included her last series of works, Bacchus and Cave Walls, in addition to a portrait of Brazilian soccer star Pelé. Elaine would continue to live and work there until her death in 1989.

Today the Elaine de Kooning House is owned by curator and Dallas Art Fair co- founder Chris Byrne, who purchased it in 2010 and turned it into an driveway and using the ground-floor studio (currently Pilkington’s workspace) as a darkroom. Around 15 years ago, the painter Richmond Burton bought the house, giving up his Tribeca loft for Elaine’s 60-foot-long studio with its slanting, 17-foot-high glass wall at the northern end. (He once described its style as “nautical modern.”)

Inspired by the house’s rich artistic legacy, Byrne has made renovations while preserving modi cations made by its previous owners. He got the idea of making the space available to visiting artists when a friend, José Lerma, needed a workspace larger than his Williamsburg studio to create large-scale paintings.
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(bron: Hamptons Monthly)














José Lerma at work in Elaine de Kooning's former studio, 2011.

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