Boris Lurie, Adieu Amerique, 1959-60. oil on canvas, 55.5x51.5 in. Private collection.

Inventing Downtown

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.

10 January – 1 April 2017
Public reception Monday, January 9, 7–9pm
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY
Boris Lurie NO! painting


Paintings, collage and sculpture by Boris Lurie (1924-2008), co-founder of the NO!art movement. Curated by James Cavello
6 January to 18 February, 2017
Westwood Gallery
262 Bowery, New York , NY
Dismembered Woman, 1955, Oil paint on canvas	57 x 53 in. by Boris Lurie

Boris Lurie. Anti-Pop

The American artist Boris Lurie (1924-2008) left behind a radical oeuvre that attacks the bourgeois definition of art in word and image.
17 March 2017 to 18 June 2017
NEUES MUSEUM Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg
Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

Two events in conjunction with the exhibition 'Inventing Downtown'

Lecture: Perspectives on the Holocaust in the Postwar Era

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

Panel: Reverberations, Historical and Art Historical Collisions

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 

LUCIO FONTANA (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale signed ‘l. fontana’ (on the side) glazed ceramic 10 x 12 x 9in. (25.4 x 31.7)

Art by Boris Lurie's friend LUCIO FONTANA (1899-1968)

Boris Lurie. Adieu Amérique

Boris Lurie. Adieu Amérique

Curated by Filippo Fossati 
On view from October 28th, 2016 through January 8th, 2017 
CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia
Via delle Rosine 18, Torino

Article about Boris in Jewish Currents

The article is titled "BORIS LURIE AND NO!ART."

By Lawrence Bush, January 6, 2017.

“In a time of wars and extermination, aesthetic exercises and decorative patters are not enough.”–Boris Lurie


Rumbula’s Echo

A Documentary Film and TV Program
How a huge mass shooting of the Holocaust changed a family, a country and our world today.
Rumbula's Echo is the first film and TV program focused on documenting the Rumbula Forest murders of 25,000, more than a third of Latvia's Jews. It is among the largest mass shootings of its kind of the Holocaust. This is about the place in Latvia where Boris Lurie's family—mother, sister, grandmother and girlfriend—were murdered by the Nazis.

We need Outlaw Art now more than ever before – The Villager

An article by Aan Kaufman, author of “The Outlaw Bible of American Art,” has just been published in the downtown publication The Villager.

"A true visionary, for a time, Lurie and his movement caught the attention of such art world notables as Tom Wolfe, Harold Rosenberg and Dore Ashton. But his star faded due, in no small part, to his shocking frankness about the savagery and root causes of the Holocaust. He left behind a wealth of great paintings and today interest in his iconoclastic work is again on the rise internationally."



Extended: 25 JUN - 23 NOV 2016
Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
This exhibition, held on the centennial of the Dada movement, centers on six series chosen from Lurie’s wide-ranging body of works, in an attempt to underscore both the explicit and the implicit connections of his oeuvre to the Dada movement and to Marcel Janco.