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Jay DeFeo: Photographic Work

A new monograph published by DelMonico Books • D.A.P.

A revelatory trove of innovative photographs, photo collages, photograms, and photocopies, with over 150 images, most reproduced at the size Jay DeFeo printed them.

Edited and with an introduction by Leah Levy. Essays by Hilton Als, Judith Delfiner, Corey Keller, Justine Kurland, Dana Miller, and Catherine Wagner, with a chronology by Carly Sitko and Dawn Troy.

Current & Future Exhibitions

Jay DeFeo: Trees
Laguna Art Museum
Laguna, CA
September 21, 2024–January 12, 2025

For Dear Life: Art, Medicine, and Disability
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
San Diego, CA
September 19, 2024–February 2, 2025

San Francisco: The Golden Age, 1930-1960, Making a Scene
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University
Logan, UT
June 18, 2024–June 30, 2025

Abstraction after Modernism: Recent Acquisitions
The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
April 26–August 25, 2024

Evergreen: Art from the Collection
San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose, CA
July 22, 2022–August 4, 2024

Everyday Encounters
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

The Incorrect Museum: Redux
di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
Napa, CA

Modern Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA

The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY

Freeform: Experiencing Abstraction
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA



Jay DeFeo, Untitled, 1972news
September 15, 2023

“What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now” by Arthur Lubow

Arthur Lubow: “What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now” from The New York Times
Jay DeFeo, Untitled, 1979news
February 10, 2023

KQED: How the Xerox Machine Launched A Bay Area Art Movement

KQED's program: How the Xerox Machine Launched A Bay Area Art Movement
Jay DeFeo, The Rose, then referred to as Deathrose, "baroque" phase, with blurred figure and stool, c. 1962-63news
June 12, 2022

Elizabeth Ferrell at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Book Cover for Elizabeth Ferrell, About The Rose: Creation and Community in Jay DeFeo’s Circle,…

About the Foundation

The Jay DeFeo Foundation owns and administers the artist’s art, archive, and intellectual property as charitable resources to further public access to and understanding of DeFeo’s creative works and ideas.

Jay DeFeo, Untitled, 1980

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