Brian O'Doherty Lecture:
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Brian O’Doherty, winner of the 2012 Clark Prize, will present “Hopper’s Windows,” a discussion about artist Edward Hopper. O’Doherty will take questions from the audience before introducing Hopper’s Silence, a documentary film he created in 1981. Hopper – a man of notoriously few words whom O’Doherty called “mysterious even to himself” – was a longtime friend of O’Doherty until his passing in 1967.
A man of many parts, O’Doherty’s most durable identity has been both as artist and writer. He joined the New York Times as an art critic in 1961, was the editor of Art in America from 1971 to 1974, and has published many critical essays and several books, including Object and Idea, American Masters: the Voice and the Myth; the influential Inside the White Cube: Ideologies of the Gallery Space; and Studio and Cube.