Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction

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Awarded the 2015 Best Memoir from The American Society of Journalists and Authors


Luminous and revealing, a daughter's memoir of the art world and a larger-than-life father.

In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. What followed was a whirlwind childhood spent among art and artists in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Gabrielle grew up in a home full of the most celebrated artists of the day: Rothko, de Kooning, Tinguely, Giacometti, and Christo, among others.

Poignant and candid, Unstill Life is a daughter's memoir of the art world and a larger-than-life father known to the world as Mr. Modern Art. Selz offers a unique window into the glamour and destruction of the times: the gallery openings, wild parties and affairs that defined one of the most celebrated periods in American art history. Like the art he loved, Selz's father was vibrant and freewheeling, but his enthusiasm for both women and art took its toll on family life. When her father left MoMA and his family to direct his own museum in California, marrying four more times, Selz's mother, the writer Thalia Selz, moved with her children into the utopian artist community Westbeth. Her parents continued a tumultuous affair that would last forty years.

Weaving her family narrative into the larger story of twentieth-century art and culture, Selz paints an unforgettable portrait of a charismatic man, the generation of modern artists he championed and the daughter whose life he shaped.

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About the Author:

Gabrielle Selz has published in magazines and newspapers including More magazine, the New York Times, Newsday and Fiction. She writes regularly on art for the Huffington Post. She lives in Southampton, New York.

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Unstill Life is a loving scrutiny of a marriage and its two magnetic members. It also serves as a personal art history of a thrilling time in Western painting and sculpture. Ultimately though, its subject is the same as every good memoir, the long, hard work of becoming your own person.  --Hermonie Hoby, The Times Literary Supplement

The daughter of art critic and historian Peter Selz, called Mr. Modern Art when he “reigned” as the chief curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art from the late 1950s through the mid-’60s, Gabrielle Selz fashions a profoundly moving tribute to her parents in this memoir of her childhood, from Central Park West to Berkeley. All tenderly captured by an author who knows art in her bones.
--Publishers Weekly

One of the season’s page-tuners: Selz’s reminiscences of coming of age amidst an explosion of creativity and social change are clear-eyed, sympathetic—and sometimes heartbreaking.
--Art News

Gabrielle Selz has a flair for the apt anecdote, and her father ensured to her chagrin that she never ran out of stories... Her evocation of her father’s long life explores the bittersweet intersection of modern art and modern family, and the collateral damage of the revolution.
--David D’Arcy, San Francisco Chronicle

Unstill Life is a page-turner, not just because of its unique point of view, but also because Gabrielle Selz is a skilled writer who knows how to keep things moving. There are more than enough great anecdotes about art world notables to carry the book, but just the narrative of Gabrielle’s own finding her way is beautifully told and compelling. There must certainly be a few things she chose to leave out, but Unstill Life has enough honesty and frankness to provide real credibility.
--John Seed, Hyperallergic

In one of the Summer’s Buzziest Beach Reads thoughtfully evokes life in the shadows of her larger-than-life curator father, Peter Selz.
--Vogue Magazine

“A beautiful, compelling memoir, a testament to art, to love, to life and all its losses and joys.”
--Frederic Tuten, author of Self Portraits“

Reading Gabrielle Selz’s telling of the exhilarating twentieth-century decades when American art remade itself is like sitting to one side at a New York opening with someone who knows every story inside out. No one has died and all the living are here, too: Max Beckmann, Karel Appel, Carolee Schneeman, Alberto Giacometti, Mark Rothko and so many others whirl past, as at the center, the writer’s complicated parents, the visionary and philandering MoMA curator Peter Selz and the beautiful writer Thalia Cheronis, hold our attention. Informed by the author’s tenderness and longing, Unstill Life has the vitality of witness and the intimacy of memoir at its best.”
--Honor Moore, author of The Bishop’s Daughter

“Life inspires art inspires life—all of which inspire Gabrielle Selz’s sparkling memoir of her brilliant but chaotic family. In Unstill Life, the art and people ricochet off each other, wreaking havoc but also encouraging everyone to live more intense, artistic lives.”
--Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat

“This intimate look at the art world’s movers and shakers is from the perspective of the younger daughter of Peter Selz, a major curator and museum director. . . . It’s an exuberant tale of artists from Rothko to Christo that makes the reader marvel that neither the daughter nor her mother ever rejected the rascal who both animated and complicated their lives.”
--Gail Levin, biographer of Edward Hopper, Judy Chicago, and Lee Krasner

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