Jul 10, 2019
The Kitchen is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and inspiration Douglas Crimp. As art historian, critic, and activist, Crimp had a profound and immeasurable impact on contemporary art and culture, and his work and generous spirit informed The Kitchen’s programming directly and indirectly in meaningful ways over the decades.
We had the honor of hosting several recent events with Crimp, including ones marking the publication of his books “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol (2012) and Before Pictures (2016) and a conversation between Crimp and Charles Atlas about the artist’s body of work in 2015.
And we will never forget the night when Crimp (pictured above on the right) took the podium at our 2016 Spring Gala honoring Atlas, stepping up in our time of need and improvising an entire speech celebrating his dear friend.
The Kitchen salutes this singular figure in our collective history and community, and sends our most heartfelt condolences to all who loved him.
Photo by Stephanie Berger.