Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley & the New York School

Detail from "Merbomb in a Cage" by Dwight Ripley
Opening Reception
Date and Time: 
February 9, 2006 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Event Location: 
Exhibit Space
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public

A rare glimpse into the archives of Dwight Ripley, little-known figure behind the pivotal Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Showplace for New York School painters, the gallery also published a series of chapbooks by many of those who later became known as the New York School of Poets. Among the items on display are John Ashbery’s first book, Turandot; a rare copy of Frank O'Hara's Oranges (original cover by Grace Hartigan); a painting by Helen Frankenthaler; and samples of Ripley’s own drawings

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Exhibitions