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Untitled (Fairfield Porter's Mantel), 1955

 Item — Box: 43 (Oversize)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1318, Series II

Scope and Contents

Oil on masonite, 21 1/8 x 24 1.8.

Ashbery painted this piece at the Southampton home of his friend, the painter and poet Fairfield Porter.

"Mantlepiece" was included in the Literary Vision show at the Jack Tilton Gallery that ran from November 1-26, 1988, and which focused on visual artwork by writers. The exhibition catalogue pairs reproductions of visual art with short prose pieces by the writers, and includes a black and white reproduction of Ashbery's painting with an untitled prose text by him.


  • 1955


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

This collection is open for research.

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