Yesterday the Tibor de Nagy Gallery celebrated its sixtieth anniversary with a gala party and an exhibiton devoted to "Painters & Poets" -- the painters and poets the galery sponsored from the start, including the founding figures of the NY School of Poets. On the walls there were paintings by Fairfield Porter, Jane Frreilicher, Larry Rivers, Nell Blaine, and display cases contained rare copies of such vital avant-garde magazines as Locus Solus and Semi-Colon. One beautiful, recently discovered portrait of Frank O'Hara by Larry Rivers had never been shown before..It adorns the cover of the book published to mark the occasion, Painters & Poets Tibor de Nagy Gallery. lavishly illustrated, with essays by Douglas Crase and Jenni Quilter.
At the party, left to right: John Yau, Tree Swenson, Ron Padgett, and David Lehman; in the background are a Jane Freilicher still life and a Fairfield Porter portrait of Ron Padgett. photo by Anna West