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Daniel Wolff Grown-Up Anger

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913 

Discussion in conjunction with Brett De Palma exhibition

He is a deliberately seditious artist who refuses to make his subject and palette soothing and acceptable. Everything about his work is impolitic and eye-catching: an unlikely combination that has a particular frisson to it. Given the bitter tonic of reality we must drink every day; De Palma’s disjunctive miscellany feels right. —John Yau, “Brett De Palma’s Aesthetic Disobedience”, from the exhibition catalog

Drawing parallels to the social criticism in Brett De Palma’s paintings on view at the gallery and to the current political climate, Grammy-nominated and award-winning author Daniel Wolff will speak on his latest book, Grown-up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913, hailed by The New York Times as an “elegantly written and insightful cultural history” and which The Wall Street Journal calls a “gripping account…[that] blasts through layers of American history.”

The loss of innocence is one thing. It’s inevitable, happens to all of us, may even offer a chance to learn. The slaughter of innocence is something else. It comes forward carrying more than we can count, crazed with color, infiltrating the future. —Daniel Wolff, from his essay in the Brett De Palma exhibition catalog



December 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Howl! Happening
6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States