Boris Lurie film showing in Nürnberg
Vulgar Show Brochure Statement (1960)
Statement by NO!artist Stanley Fisher.
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965
The first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries—crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. Including work by Boris Lurie.
“Artworkers Coalition Aims: A Proposal” – Boris Lurie
A manifesto from 1970. AWC CONSTITUTES THE VANGUARD OF CONSCIOUSNESS OF ARTWORKERS AND IT IS THEREFORE THE STANDARD BEARER AND SPOKESMAN FOR ALL ARTWORKERS. GROW! EXPOSE! SMASH! DON'T COLLABORATE!
Boris Lurie LIFE AFTER DEATH
Two events in conjunction with the exhibition 'Inventing Downtown'
Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm - Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, NYU, will explore how and why American Jews in the decade or so after the end of World War II engaged with the memory of the Holocaust. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press). RSVP
Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm - Exploring pressing social issues around art in New York during the 1950s and '60s-a moment in American history that is both transitional and transformative-this roundtable discussion will examine the proliferation of art and other visual images relating to the Holocaust, the Cold War, civil rights, free speech, and access to, separation from, and collision of public and private space. Moderated by Norman Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, with speakers Steven Nelson, professor of Art History, University of California at Los Angeles; Lisa Saltzman, professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College; and Andrew Weiner, assistant professor of art theory and criticism in Art & Art Professions, NYU. MORE INFO
Boris Lurie. Adieu Amérique
Article about Boris in Jewish Currents
The article is titled "BORIS LURIE AND NO!ART."
“In a time of wars and extermination, aesthetic exercises and decorative patters are not enough.”–Boris Lurie
About Boris Lurie
Boris Lurie was the avant-garde incarnate. NO!art, the movement he founded with Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher in 1959, was a reaction against what they viewed as the debased avant-garde of Abstract Expressionism and its social and political dis-engagement, a resistance that would become all the more strident with the rise of Pop Art. NO!art insisted that art again address the real world; it called for an art dealing with difficult truths, such as imperialism, racism, sexism, and nuclear proliferation, and leading to social action. Lurie’s highly controversial work, sometimes combining imagery deriving from the Holocaust with samplings from popular culture, advertising, and girlie magazines, alienated critics and curators and was ignored by the art establishment. Lurie deplored what he called the “investment art market,” and he resisted its blandishments at every turn, rarely showing his art after the seventies and almost never offering it for sale.
Excerpt from exhibition catalogue of “NO! Boris Lurie” at David David Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.