92|Y Press Release

Robert De Niro Discusses His Father
 Robert De Niro, Sr., The Artist

Monday, October 7 at 7: 30 PM, From $45


New York, NY – September 11, 2019 – Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro will visit 92Y on Monday, October 7 at 7:30 pm to discuss his father, the late artist Robert De Niro, Sr., and subject of the new book, Robert De Niro, Sr. Paintings, Drawings and Writings 1942-1993 (Oct. 8, Rizzoli Electa). 

De Niro will share his own recollections of his father’s personal and professional achievements as a committed and gifted artist and poet. Art historian Robert Storr will moderate the talk. 

Robert De Niro, Sr. debuted his abstract paintings at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery in 1945, alongside the work of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. His own work continued to evolve over the next five decades. Robert De Niro, Sr. Paintings, Drawings, and Writings 1949–1993 reproduces over 100 artworks with essays on varying aspects of his work.

Robert De Niro launched his motion picture career in Brian De Palma’sThe Wedding Party in 1969. By 1974 he had won both the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in Bang the Drum Slowly and the National Society of Film Critics Award forMean Streets. In 1974, De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Godfather, Part II, and his second Oscar in 1980, as Best Actor, for Raging Bull . De Niro was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2009 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016 from President Obama. With Jane Rosenthal, De Niro founded Tribeca Productions and the Tribeca Film Center in 1989, which brings together filmmakers and creators to work alongside one another. Following the September 11 attacks, they established the Tribeca Film Festival to revitalize lower Manhattan’s creative community. De Niro’s next project will be Netflix’s The Irishman in which he stars and is producing with Martin Scorsese, for their ninth collaboration.

Robert Storr is an artist, critic, curator and professor of painting at the Yale School of Art, where he served as Dean from 2006-2016. Previously he has been the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU (2002-2006), a curator and senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (1990-2002) and the first American-born director of the Venice Biennale (2005-2007).

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