Toxic Beauty

The Art of Frank Moore

September 6–December 8, 2012

Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore

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New York City (May 2, 2012)—On view from September 6 through December 8, 2012, at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library, Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore is the most comprehensive presentation to date of work by this remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS. Curated by independent scholar Susan Harris with Grey Art Gallery director Lynn Gumpert, the exhibition features approximately 35 major paintings and over 50 gouaches, prints, and drawings, as well as numerous sketchbooks, films, maquettes, source materials, and ephemera.

"The point is driven home by “Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore,” a retrospective divided between the Grey Art Gallery and the Fales Library & Special Collections, both at New York University. The first survey devoted to Moore’s art, it lavishly details his multifaceted achievement as painter, set designer, filmmaker, writer and activist. "