***These are a variety of portraits of O'Hara done by different artists. Please click on the images to see the enlarged ones and their source.
The photo is from Brad Gooch's City Life: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara
(New York: Knopf, 1993)
| 1. A very short biography
1. A web site presenting four poem/paintings done by O'Hara and the artist Norman Bluhmon
2. Allen Ginsberg's poem "My Sad Self" which is dedicated to O'Hara
3. O'Hara was an avid
supporter of abstract expressionist art. Here's a site with abstract
1. At night Chinamen jump
2. The eager note on my door said "Call me"
--An online review of Brad Gooch's biography of O'Hara that focuses on O'Hara as a gay man and poet
Grace, After a Party
poem was written for Grace Hartigan,
a visual artist and friend of O'Hara. For
more information about Hartigan see the
following site: which discusses, in part, her
relationship with O'Hara
--You may also want to see the following
and O'Hara collaborated on a
(The Changing Dialectics of Our World)
(The Light Only Reaches Halfway)
| 5. "On
Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware
at the Museum of Modern Art"
--A collaboration by Rivers and O'Hara on a set of lithographs
Washington Crossing the Delaware (1953)
by Larry Rivers,
Oil on canvas, approximately 7 feet x 9 feet.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
| 6. Joseph
--This box is about the artist Joseph Cornell who created wooden box
This photo is from the site
8. Digression on Number 1, 1948
--This poem is based on Number 1 (1948)
by Jackson Pollack. Pollack was
an abstract expressionist painter known for his action paintings and
drip paintings. Jackson Pollock's life
Number 1 (1948) by Jackson Pollack
--Online essay about the poem
| 10. The
Day Lady Died
--This is an elegy for Billie Holliday.
photo credit: William P. Gottlieb
It's from the site
|12. Lana Turner has collapsed!||
This photo is from
The Lana Turner Page
1. This online essay
entitled "Rebel Poets
of the 1950s" provides a good introduction to O'Hara and his literary,
artistic, and cultural contexts
2. A very brief online discussion of the relationship between O'Hara's poetry and the visual arts
3. Here's a brief online
discussion introducing the influence of William Carlos Williams on Frank
That introduction links to at other related areas at the same site.
***The painting with the title is Girlfriend Walks!
by Brenda Clancy (Mixed Media on Paper) from HyperMart:
B. Clancy Fine Art
and Graphic Design.
The background is Jackson Pollack's Lavender Mist (Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950 (350 Kb); Oil on canvas, Oil, enamel, and
aluminum on canvas; 221 x 300 cm (7 ft 3 in x 9 ft 10 in); National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.) from the page "Second Grade's
Famous Artists" maintained by Salerno, a student in University of California, San Diego.
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