Artist News | Book Launch of Seeing Slowly
Conversation with Michael Findlay and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on Thursday, September 28, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
NYFA Board Member and director of Aquavella Galleries Michael Findlay is launching his new book, Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art on Thursday, September 28, 7-8PM at the Strand’s Rare Book Room in conversation with NYFA Board Member and NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.
Event: Book Launch of Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art
Location: Strand Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Registration: $15 or $29.95 (includes signed copy of book), register online
Michael Findlay is a Director of Acquavella Galleries, which specializes in Impressionist and Modern European works of art and post-war American painting and sculpture. Mr. Findlay directed one of the first galleries in SoHo, New York City, in the 1960’s and ran his own gallery there 1969-1977. In 1984 he joined Christie’s auction house and was head of the Impressionist and Modern paintings department until 1992 when he became International Director of Fine Arts and a member of Christie’s Board of Directors. He retired from Christie’s in 2000. Findlay has published essays and art criticism in magazines and exhibition catalogues and has been writing and publishing poetry since the 1960s. He is a contributing author of The Expert versus The Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts edited by Ronald Spencer and published by Oxford University Press in 2004. His book, The Value of Art, was published by Prestel in 2012, and has been translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collection Brief Encounters With the Enemy and the memoir When Skateboards Will Be Free. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta, McSweeney’s, Best American Non-required Reading and New American Stories, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a fiction fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Said teaches memoir in the MFA program at Hunter College and creative writing at New York University.