Max Ernst - Flowers of seashells
The subject of poetry took Echo's tape recorders far and wide for the record that follows: To an upper chamber of Sardi's restaurant to hear France Nuyen, Broadway's original Suzie Wong, read centuries-old Chinese poetry; to a Greenwich Village night club for the brilliant satire of poet Kennith Koch and pianist John Gruen. At the Cambridge Drama Festival, actress Siobhan McKenna discusses her role in Macbeth; from Spain, the cry of Manolo Leiva in a Flamenco filled with pathos and nostalgia; in an eastside Manhattan duplex beautiful Eva Gabor reads a love letter. Finally, in Dublin, the irrepressible Brendan Behan.
After moving to New York in the late 1960s to attend Columbia Graduate School of Business, Harvey Stein grew disenchanted with the corporate world and decided to pursue a career in photography. Entranced by the various art scenes in Soho, the East Village, Midtown, and the Upper East Side, Stein began to develop relationships with various artists, and decided to embark upon a project to learn about how they lived and created, and what inspired them to work, in order to see what lessons he could discern for his own burgeoning practice.
Artists Observed by Harvey Stein is out now, published by Abrams.
Night and Day - Bo Larsson
Oil on canvas, 49 x 66 cm.