UMPAWAUG’S BLOOM

Ashley Carter / Phil Cote / Ray Johnson /  Erin Jane Nelson
9/5/15-9/25/15
PRESS RELEASE

 

Umpawaug’ s Bloom,  Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,
Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,  Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,
Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,  Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,
Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,  Installation View, 2015
Umpawaug’ s Bloom,
Installation View, 2015
Ashley Carter Hardbody, 2014 Oven hood, vehicle wrap, cement, auto wax, cigarettes, and wood
Ashley Carter
Hardbody, 2014
Oven hood, vehicle wrap, cement, auto wax, cigarettes, and wood
Ashley Carter Hardbody (Detail), 2014 Oven hood, vehicle wrap, cement, auto wax, cigarettes, and wood
Ashley Carter
Hardbody (Detail), 2014
Oven hood, vehicle wrap, cement, auto wax, cigarettes, and wood
Erin Jane Nelson Dullup, 2014 Inkjet on cotton, indigo-dyed muslin, 5XL t- shirt, contents of a USB cord,  silk ribbon, iron- on patch, dragon claw studs, coffee cozy, and quilt batting
Erin Jane Nelson
Dullup, 2014
Inkjet on cotton, indigo-dyed muslin, 5XL t- shirt, contents of a USB cord,
silk ribbon, iron- on patch, dragon claw studs, coffee cozy, and quilt batting
Erin Jane Nelson Dullup (Detail), 2014 Inkjet on cotton, indigo-dyed muslin, 5XL t- shirt, contents of a USB cord,  silk ribbon, iron- on patch, dragon claw studs, coffee cozy, and quilt batting
Erin Jane Nelson
Dullup (Detail), 2014
Inkjet on cotton, indigo-dyed muslin, 5XL t- shirt, contents of a USB cord,
silk ribbon, iron- on patch, dragon claw studs, coffee cozy, and quilt batting
Erin Jane Nelson Dullup (Detail), 2014 Inkjet on cotton, indigo-dyed muslin, 5XL t- shirt, contents of a USB cord,  silk ribbon, iron- on patch,  dragon claw studs, coffee cozy, and quilt batting
Erin Jane Nelson
Dullup (Detail), 2014
Inkjet on cotton, indigo-dyed muslin, 5XL t- shirt, contents of a USB cord,
silk ribbon, iron- on patch, dragon claw studs, coffee cozy, and quilt batting
Ashley Carter Too Folds, 2015 Oven hood, vehicle wrap, plaster, digital print on silicone, and wood
Ashley Carter
Too Folds, 2015
Oven hood, vehicle wrap, plaster, digital print on silicone, and wood
Ashley Carter Too Folds (Detail), 2015 Oven hood, vehicle wrap, plaster, digital print on silicone, and wood
Ashley Carter
Too Folds (Detail), 2015
Oven hood, vehicle wrap, plaster, digital print on silicone, and wood
Phil Cote The Supposed Behavior of Spirits, 2015 Acrylic, oil, mixed media, and canvas on canvas
Phil Cote
The Supposed Behavior of Spirits, 2015
Acrylic, oil, mixed media, and canvas on canvas
Phil Cote The Supposed Behavior of Spirits (Detail), 2015 Acrylic, oil, mixed media, and canvas on canvas
Phil Cote
The Supposed Behavior of Spirits (Detail), 2015
Acrylic, oil, mixed media, and canvas on canvas
Ray Johnson Untitled (L.L. Bean), 1975-1991 Collage on illustration board © Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ray Johnson
Untitled (L.L. Bean), 1975-1991
Collage on illustration board
© Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ray Johnson Untitled (L.L. Bean) (Detail), 1975-1991 Collage on illustration board © Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson
Untitled (L.L. Bean) (Detail), 1975-1991
Collage on illustration board
© Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson Untitled (Tab Hunter William Burroughs), 1976-1981 Collage on cardboard panel © Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ray Johnson
Untitled (Tab Hunter William Burroughs), 1976-1981
Collage on cardboard panel
© Ray Johnson Estate, Courtesy Richard L. Feigen & Co.
UMPAWAUG'S BLOOM

 

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, announces a very unusual one-man, one-week show which will be opened to the public Wednesday, June 24, at one p.m. It will be an exhibition of “Steichen Delphiniums”—rare new American varieties developed through twenty-six years of cross-breeding and selection by Edward Steichen. Although Mr. Steichen is widely known for his photography, this is the first time his delphiniums have been given a public showing. They are original varieties, as creatively produced as his photographs. To avoid confusion, it should be noted that the actual delphiniums will be shown in the Museum—not paintings or photographs of them. It will be a “personal appearance” of the flowers themselves.

Mr. Steichen’s interest in cross-breeding and selection of flowers began thirty years ago, but in 1906 he became interested chiefly in the breeding of delphiniums. He now devotes ten acres in Connecticut to that purpose and uses about one plant in forty for cross-breeding. The rest are plowed under. Some day when he feels satisfied with his work he hopes to give the results of it to the world in a few rare varieties of delphinium.

 

May 18, 2011, 11:36 A.M.
I happened to live close to Edward Steichen’s home in Umpawaug, about 3 miles away in Branchville, CT. On one occasion with my 8mm Movie Camera I took many pictures of Edward Steichen among his delphiniums and with his too Very Large Dogs. I can furnish the clip, or do a screen capture of any of the scenes showing photographs of Steichen not seen by any body else. Contact me if interested in seeing this valuable art not shown on any of his Bios.

-Lou, Age 93

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