The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex and Artistic Influence
January 7 - March 11, 2017
Reception and book signing Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3-6 pm
We are pleased to present in our project gallery a selection of watercolor portraits by Forsyth Harmon from her latest publication, The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex and Artistic Influence.
Harmon’s series of watercolor portraits embodies the likenesses of some of the most influential creators of the twentieth century, radiating the love and heartbreak they enjoyed, endured, and ultimately poured into the great works that survived them. The selection of drawings weaves its way through the long chain of love, affections, and artistic influences among writers, musicians, and artists — from Frida Kahlo to Colette to Hemingway to Dali; from Coco Chanel to Stravinsky to Miles Davis to Orson Welles.
Forsyth Harmon is a New York-based artist and writer. Together with Catherine Lacey, she is the co-author of The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex and Artistic Influence (Bloomsbury 2017), and is completing her first illustrated novel, Justine. Her work has most recently appeared in The Believer, The Awl, and Convolution. She received both her BA and MFA from Columbia University.