Pen + Brush: Pow! Right in the Eye! 30 Years Behind the Scenes of Modern French Painting
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join POWarts and Pen + Brush for a discussion with Lynn Gumpert and Veronique Burke on the Parisian art dealer Berthe Weill’s memoir. RSVP.
POWarts and Pen + Brush are pleased to invite Lynn Gumpert, Director of the Grey Art Gallery and editor of Pow! Right in the Eye! Thirty Years behind the Scenes of Modern French Painting, a memoir of the provocative Parisian art dealer Berthe Weill at the heart of the 20th-century art world, to have a discussion with Veronique Burke, Co-Founder of Women Art Dealers Digital Archives.
The event will be hosted at Pen + Brush, located at 29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY. Pow! Right in the Eye! is now available in English for the first time and will be available for purchase at the event, provided by The University of Chicago Press.
Berthe Weill, a formidable Parisian dealer, was born into a Jewish family of very modest means. One of the first female gallerists in the business, she first opened the Galerie B. Weill in the heart of Paris’s art gallery district in 1901, holding innumerable exhibitions over nearly forty years. Written out of art history for decades, Weill has only recently regained the recognition she deserves. Pow! Right in the Eye! makes Weill’s provocative 1933 memoir finally available to English readers, offering rare insights into the Parisian avant-garde and a lively inside account of the development of the modern art market.