Martica Sawin in conversation with Kendy Genovese about Kurt Seligmann.
Martica Sawin is a critic, author, curator and art historian. She was the Art History Department Chair at Parsons School of Design from 1967 to 1995. From 1988 to 1994 she was the Reviews Editor of The Art Journal. Her publications include: Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School; Masson en Amérique; Roberto Matta: early years; monographs on Nell Blaine, Robert De Niro (unpublished), Alan Gussow, Wolf Kahn, Gordon Onslow Ford, Brian Rutenberg, Wolfgang Paalen, and Yves Tanguy, to name a few. Ms. Sawin curated the groundbreaking exhibition Surrealism in Exile at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. She credits the impetus and creation of her well-respected book and exhibition Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School to the papers and records of Kurt Seligmann she was given access to by Seligmann's widow.