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1962 Kennedy, John F., et al. Creative America. New York: Ridge Press, National Cultural Center, 1962, 116.

1974 Plagens, Peter. Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast. New York: Praeger, 1974, 25, 44, 45, 81. Revised 1999 as Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast, 1945–1970. Berkeley: University of California Press.

1981 Hopkins, Henry. 50 West Coast Artists: A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors Working in California. With photographs by Mimi Jacobs. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1981, 36–37.

1985 Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1945–1980. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985, 53, 72, 92-95, 109, 137, 176, 271.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: The Painting and Sculpture Collection. San Francisco and New York: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Hudson Hills Press, 1985, 200–201, 230, 256, 291.

1988 Roth, Moira, ed. Connecting Conversations: Interviews with 28 Bay Area Women Artists. Oakland, CA: Eucalyptus Press, 1988, 43-49.

1989 Albright, Thomas. On Art and Artists: Essays by Thomas Albright. Edited by Beverly Hennessey. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1989, 43, 68–71.

1990 Solnit, Rebecca. Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1993, 18, 29, 46, 49–51, 55–56, 61, 68–69, 71, 75–80, 83, 105, 115–18.

1993 McClure, Michael. Lighting the Corners: On Art, Nature and the Visionary—Essays and Interviews. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1993, 186, 188–90.

Morgan, Robert C. After the Deluge: Essays on Art in the Nineties. Red Bass No. 16. New York: Red Bass Publications: 1994, 26–27.

1994 Elderfield, John, ed. The Museum of Modern Art at Mid-Century: At Home and Abroad, Studies in Modern Art, no. 4. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1994, 78–83.

1995 Cándida Smith, Richard. Utopia and Dissent: Art, Poetry, and Politics in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995, 86, 118, 162, 169–71, 189–201, 214, 492.

Foley, Jack. “O Her Blackness Sparkles!” The Life and Times of the Batman Art Gallery, San Francisco 1960–1965. San Francisco: 3300 Press, 1996, v, xiv, 15, 34.

Watson, Steven. The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944–1960. New York: Pantheon Books, 1995, 189, 190, 229.

1996 Crow, Thomas. The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent. London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996, 28–29, 65. Reprint 2005, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Knight, Brenda. Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1996, 126, 216, 217, 320–25, 328.

Natsoulas, John, ed. The Beat Generation Galleries and Beyond. Davis, CA: John Natsoulas Press, 1996, 2, 104, 197, 203, 208, 218.

1997 Hoving, Thomas. Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization. New York: Artisan, 1997, 20–21.

Strick, Jeremy, ed. Modern and Contemporary Art: The Lannan Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago. Museum Studies, vol. 25, no.1. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1997, 6, 18–19, 89, 99.

1998 Hennum, Gerd. På Sporet av Beat-Bohemene (On the Tracks of the Beat-Bohemian). Oslo: H Aschehoug, 1998, 51, 182–83, 195–96.

1999 di Rosa, Rene, et al. Local Color: The di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999, 88–89.

2000 Baron, Stephanie, Sheri Bernstein, and Ilene Susan Fort, eds. Reading California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900–2000. Los Angeles and Berkeley: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and University of California Press, 2000, 44, 93, 95, 222, 230–36, 239, 243.

Wiley, Peter Booth. National Trust Guide: San Francisco. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000, 316.

2001 Westbrook, Adele, ed. A Creative Legacy: A History of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists’ Fellowship Program 1966–1995. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001, 171.

2002 American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and Harry N. Abrams, 2002, 87.

Doss, Erika. Twentieth-Century American Art. Oxford History of Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, 150–51.

2003 Green, Jane, and Leah Levy, eds. Jay DeFeo and “The Rose”. Berkeley and New York: University of California Press and Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003.

2004 Berkson, Bill. The Sweet Singer of Modernism and Other Art Writings 1985–2003. Providence, RI: Qua Books, 2004, 170–83.

Landauer, Susan, ed. Selections: The San Jose Museum of Art Permanent Collection. San Jose, CA: San Jose Museum of Art, 2004, 68-71, 252.

Taylor, Brandon. Collage: The Making of Modern Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 2004, 125–26, 128.

Whitfield, Stephen J., ed. A Companion to 20th-Century America. Blackwell Companions to American History. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004, 506.

2005 Kimmelman, Michael. The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa. New York: Penguin Press, 2005, 112–16, 118, 129–30.

2006 Davis, Lennard J. “Play It Again Sam, and Again: Obsession in Art” in Journal of Visual Culture, 5 (2). London: Sage Publications, 2006, 242–66.

2007 Jean-Pierre Criqui, ed. Le Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne, 99. Paris: Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2007, 19–20.

2008 Forsgren, Frida. San Francisco Beat Art in Norway. Trans. Melissa Gjellstad. Oslo: Press Publishing, 2008, 12. 14, 34, 64, 80. 101, 103–4, 108–9, 120–31, 139, 156.

This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008, 26, 360.

Davis, Lennard J. Obsession. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008, 195–99.

2009 Bishop, Janet, Corey Keller, and Sarah Roberts, eds. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 75 Years of Looking Forward. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2009, 145–46.

Cándida Smith, Richard. The Modern Moves West: California Artists and Democratic Culture in the Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009, 9-11, 64–65, 68–71, 73–97, 99–102, 107–9, 111–13, 118–22, 126–29, 194, 198, 207, 210.

Jean-Pierre Criqui, ed. Le Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne, 107. Paris: Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2009, 38–51, 66, 70.

McKenna, Kristine. The Ferus Gallery: A Place to Begin. Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2009, 36-39, 103, 114, 117, 126, 156, 166, 192, 288.

Pekar, Harvey, Paul Buhle, Ed Piskor, et al. The Beats: A Graphic History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009, 171–74.

Rattemeyer, Christian, ed. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009, 115.

2011 Delfiner, Judith. Double-Barrelled Gun: Dada aux États-Unis (1945-1957). Paris: Le presses du réel, 2011, 24, 351-52, 399, 421, 424-27, 430-39, 459, 469, 471, 487, 491, 501, 506-508, 532-33, 569.

Gass, Alison and Tanya Zimbardo, eds. Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011, 8-9, 158.

Ligon, Glenn. Yourself in the World. Edited by Scott Rothkopf. New York and New Haven: Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press, 2011, 148, 149, 150, 153.

Yarger, Timothy, Kristine McKenna, and Colin Westerbeck. Los Angeles: 40 Artists, Photographs by Jim McHugh. Beverly Hills: Timothy Yarger Fine Arts, 2011, 54-55.

2015 Miller, Dana, ed. Whitney Museum of American Art: Handbook of the Collection. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015, 113-14.

Schneider, Bart, ed. Jay DeFeo: Works on Paper. Berkeley: Kelly’s Cove Press, 2015.

King, Andrew David. “Sysyphus’s Bones:The Remains of Jay DeFeo ” in Zyzzyva No. 104. Edited by Laura Cogan. San Francisco: Zyzzyva, Inc., 2015, 90-104.

Spencer, Catherine. “Coral and Lichen, Brains and Bowels: Jay DeFeo’s Hybrid Abstraction” in Tate Papers no. 23. London: Tate, Spring 2015;

Healy, Charlotte. “A Marginalized Modernism: Jay DeFeo, Lee Bontecou, and the Breakdown of Medium Specificity” in Anamesa 13, no. 2. New York: New York University, Fall 2015, 54-71;

Beshty, Walead. 33 Texts: 93,614 Words: 581,035 Characters: Selected Writings (2003–2015). Zurich: JPR|Ringier Kunstverlag AG, 2015, 257–269.

2016 Kessler, David A. Capture. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2016, 72–74.

Bajac, Quentin, et al. Photography at MoMA: 1920–1960. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2016, 299, 347.

Aukeman, Anastasia. Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

Burgin, Christine and Marc Selwyn. Jay DeFeo: Works and Notes. New York: Christine Burgin and Los Angeles: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 2016.

Seligman, Isabel. Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now. London: Thames & Hudson and The British Museum, 2016, 65, 72.

2017 Yau, John. The Wild Children of William Blake. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2017, 57–65.

Paul, Stella. Chromaphilia. London: Phaidon, 2017, 213–215.

Ferrell, Elizabeth. “Artist’s Model/Model Artist: Wallace Berman’s Photographs of Jay DeFeo!” in Art History, 40 (5). London: Association of Art Historians, Nov. 2017, 1072-1097;



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