Thursday, November 17
Edith Schloss Burckhardt Archive
Alvin Curran, Caspar, Edith Schloss Burckhardt, Richard Teitelbaum, Barbara Mayfield, Nicole and Frederic Rzewski in the Piazza Navona in Rome, ca. 1970.
"Avant-garde composer and musician Alvin Curran has written about his meeting with artist, writer, and critic Edith Schloss Burckhardt during his first years in Rome: 'In that same settling-in period I met Edith Schloss, an Offenbach-born New York painter just divorced from photographer-painter Rudy Burckhardt. She arrived on a cloud of combustible materials which included the entire New York Abstract Expressionist movement, the Cedar Bar, Art News, MOMA, the Art Students League and Balanchine Stravinsky the Carters Edwin Denby de Kooning Twombly Feldman Cage Brown Rothko Cunningham Pollack her beloved Morandi and of course ‘Piero’ (della Francesca)...'"