January 9, 2013 Michael McClure on Jay DeFeo’s The Rose by Suzanne Stein Come see The Rose in person — Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, closes Feb. 3. Tags: Jay DeFeo, Jay DeFeo Retrospective, Michael McClure, The Rose Comments (4) Peter Samis says: January 9, 2013 at 9:46 am Thank you, Suzanne. This has always been one of my favorite tributes to Jay. Suzanne says: January 9, 2013 at 10:34 am You’re welcome, Peter! It is really lovely and I was so delighted to discover it. Do you remember where and when the video was made? Peter Samis says: January 9, 2013 at 11:08 am At a tribute to Jay DeFeo organized at the Art Institute, just after its conservation in 1995, when the painting was getting ready to be shipped out to the Whitney for its unveiling in the exhibition “The Beat Era.” BTW, there’s time-lapse footage of the conservation of “The Rose,” and shots of it being hauled out the window of SFAI and onto a flatbed truck–this time not by Bekins but by Scott Atthowe and his crew–here: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/308. Peter Samis says: January 9, 2013 at 11:12 am The footage of Michael McClure, btw, is by Kush, of Cloud House Poetry Archive. And if people want to see more archival materials about Jay, they can check out our online feature here: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/interactive_features/8# Just beware: it’s in that archaic encoding known as Flash! 😉 Leave a comment Cancel reply Leave a commentPlease tell us what you think. We really love conversation, and we’re happy to entertain dissenting opinions. Just no name-calling, personal attacks, slurs, threats, spam, and the like, please. Those ones we reserve the right to remove.Name required Your Email required, will not be published Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.