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Download De Kooning's Bicycle: Artists and Writers in the Hamptons Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Long Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Some of the twentieth century's most important artists and writers, from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford, lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they made there would affect their creative work for years to come. Pollock found there a connection to nature that inspired some of the most significant painting of our time. James Schuyler and Frank O'Hara found companionship and raw material for their poems on South Main Street and the city train. Willem de Kooning rode his bike every day to Gardiner's Bay, where the light informed every brushstroke he put to canvas from the early 1960s on.

Through searching, lyrical vignettes, critic and poet Robert Long mixes storytelling with history to recreate these lives and events that shaped American art and literature. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Arty | 11/11/2013

    " boring bullshit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deirdre | 4/27/2012

    " I enjoyed looking up more info on some of the people mentioned - especially the Porter brothers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh Peters | 4/18/2011

    " Now I want to read more about Pollock and the De Koonings. "

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    " Strangely written but interesting stuff. "

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