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Deborah Remington, Essex, 1972, oil on canvas, 95 × 66".

Deborah Remington

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Deborah Remington, Essex, 1972, oil on canvas, 95 × 66".

This selection of sixteen works produced between 1972 and 1982—four canvases, eleven drawings, and one oil study on paper—was the first exhibition in Germany of the American painter Deborah Remington, who died in 2010 at the age of seventy-nine, and was organized by Jay Gorney. Born in New Jersey, Remington moved to San Francisco in the early 1950s to study at what was then the California School of Fine Arts—later the San Francisco Art Institute—where Clyfford Still and Elmer Bischoff were among her teachers. Becoming part of the Beat scene, she was the only woman among the founders of the legendary Six Gallery, where Allen Ginsberg first read “Howl” to a public audience. In 1955, she left for two years in Asia, studying classical calligraphy in Japan. Her work of the 1950s and early ’60s evinces strong Abstract Expressionist influences, but starting around

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