Linda Yablonsky on the work of Cookie Mueller & Vittorio Scarpati

30 September 2017

Writer Linda Yablonsky is joined by Paul Pieroni, curator of Putti’s Pudding at Studio Voltaire, to discuss the enduring humour, passion and intensity of Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati’s works and lives. Yablonsky and Mueller became close friends as neighbours in the West Village, and the character of Honey in Yablonsky’s novel The Story of Junk is loosely based on Mueller. She additionally contributed a key essay to the catalogue of the seminal exhibition Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing at Artists Space, NYC (1989), which included Scarpati’s drawings.

This talk took place as part of the public programme for Putti’s Pudding, an exhibition of works by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati at Studio Voltaire, 2017.

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  1. Linda Yablonsky is the author of The Story of Junk: A Novel, as well as an art critic and journalist who has been covering the international art world for more than 25 years. Her byline has appeared in The New York Times and T Magazine, Bloomberg News, Artforum and, The Art Newspaper, and W Magazine, among many other publications. She has also contributed critical essays to monographs on artists including Anish Kapoor, Keith Sonnier, Marilyn Minter, Francesco Vezzoli, Elmgreen & Dragset, Mark Morrisroe and James Nares.

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