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      Evening Food for Thought: Heroines of Abstract Expressionism in Cooperstown


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      September 27, 2019

      Friday   7:30 PM

      5798 New York 80
      Cooperstown, New York 13326

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      Evening Food for Thought: Heroines of Abstract Expressionism

      Join us for a tour of the special exhibition, Heroines of Abstract Expressionism, featuring the works of Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, and many more. Art collectors Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield will delight with tales of how they came to acquire such an incredible collection of works, and Chris Rossi, Director of Exhibitions, will provide meaningful insight into the works and the women artists who created them. A wine and beer cocktail buffet follow the tour.About Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield Collectors Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield reside in Southampton, on the East End of Long Island, an area where several Abstract Expressionist painters lived and worked and where their presence can still be felt. It was Wakefield, a freelance writer for the Pollock-Krasner House Study Center in East Hampton, who first encouraged Friedman to explore and seek out work by these artists. Their earliest purchase together was Elaine de Kooning’s Cave #24, Red Oxide Wall, and Friedman still recalls the strong emotion he felt seeing it on the wall of his home. At the root of his commitment to collecting works by women Abstract Expressionists is a desire to honor these artists for creating work that was as good as that of their more famous male colleagues. And as he learns and discovers more about women artists and their works, his respect for them continues to grow.

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