Rothenberg / Sightings . Kelly / Lunes (Jerome Rothenberg and Robert Kelly) Published by Hawk’s Well Press, 50 Broadway, New York 4, New York Printed by The Kerryman LTD., Tralee, Ireland Copyright 1964 Cover photo by Robert Shiller Book description: [48pp]. Fine in printed wrappers. Poems with four tipped-on illustrations and cover art by Amy Mendelson.
May I just take a moment to preface this post. As the editor of Amy Goldin: Art In A Hairshirt, Art Criticism, 1964-1978, I was very pleased to see Art in America’s September 2013 issue feature Amy Goldin’s 1972 article, “Art and Technology in a Social Vacuum,” from their archives, engendering a serious appraisal by […]
Oh, how Amy Goldin worshipped her cats. I found these three drawings recently and thought I’d share them with you. I find them charming and, well, “very Amy.” They are ink on paper, 12×9″, drawn by Amy sometime in the 1950s. […]
Rush Interactive: Amy Goldin: Art in a Hairshirt Hosted by Michael Rush Originally aired on Monday, May 7th, 2012 Though her star shone only briefly (she wrote from 1964 until her death in 1978), Amy Goldin made several original contributions to post-war art criticism, including admitting the decorative arts into larger painting-dominated criticism. Artist and […]
Amy Goldin published art criticism from 1964 until 1978. Her writing appeared regularly in Arts, Artnews, Artforum, Art Journal, New American Review, International Journal for Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and most frequently in Art in America where she was a contributing editor. In thirteen years, she published nearly 200 pieces, ranging from single paragraph reviews of […]
As Amy Goldin began writing criticism in 1965, her friendships in particular with the Deep Image group of poets, particularly Robert Kelly, Jerome Rothenberg, David Antin and George Economou, provided a sophisticated playing field and a ready audience for her early criticism. Many facets of her existing interests aligned: her fascination with historical and contemporary […]
In 1972, Goldin received a National Endowment Critic’s Grant. She commuted to Harvard to take courses from noted Islamicist, Oleg Grabar. Here she found an intellectual basis and a world of information on an art form for which the term decoration is in no way a pejorative. In the spring of 1974, Professor Grabar helped […]
The College Art Association awarded Goldin the Frank Jewett Mather Award for “Distinction in Art and Architectural Criticism During the Year 1974-1975.” The citation letter states: “Amy Goldin is a rare critic who has dared to venture off the all-too-beaten track in current art writing. She has systematically challenged entrenched establishment and orthodox positions of […]