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Download Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives by Merry Forresta PDF

By Merry Forresta

Tucked away one of the letters, diaries, and different ephemera within the Smithsonian's information lies a trove of infrequently visible snapshots of a few of the 20 th century's so much celebrated artists. not like the common legit pictures and genius-at-work pictures, those humble snaps seize artistic giants with their protect down, within the second, residing existence.

Pablo Picasso stands proudly on a balcony with younger daughter Maya—a tiny, meticulously inked annotation penned by way of an unknown hand announces that "he's greatly in love." Jackson Pollock morosely carves a turkey whereas his mom, Stella, and spouse, Lee Krasner, glance on. a tender Andy Warhol clowns for the digicam with university buddy Philip Pearlstein, and in a later shot extra heavily resembles his famously enigmatic public self at a gallery commencing with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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