Works by Ripley
in "The heroine Paint": After Frankenthaler. edited by Katy Siegel. Gagosian Gallery, 2015.
in Art in America 1945-1970. edited by Jed Perl. Library of America, 2014.
"An essential anthology of writings by the artists, critics and aesthetes who helped make New York the capital of art after World War II. Irony had not yet blanketed the land; instead, there was humor. As the poet Dwight Ripley observes, 'It dawned on me one day last summer / That Léger should have been a plumber.'" –Deborah Solomon, SFGate.com
Dwight Ripley: Travel Posters and Language Panels. Tibor de Nagy Gallery. 2012.
"It's been 50 years since some of these drawings have been exhibited. The drawings are surreal, erudite and utterly delightful." –Leigh Anne Miller, Art in America
Portfolio: Dwight Ripley's Travel Posters. Esopus. 2008
"The most glorious, gorgeous drawings that I have seen in a long while." –Melissa Stern, New York Press
Works about Ripley
Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters & Poets. Tibor de Nagy Gallery. 2011.
Illustrated catalogue of Tibor de Nagy Gallery's 60th anniversary exhibition describes Ripley's role in founding the gallery.
"gorgeously designed" –Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker
Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley and the New York School. Poets House. 2006.
Download checklist (525KB), with introduction, of the exhibition that revealed Ripley's facilitating influence on the New York School poets–and painters–who benefited from their association with the Tibor de Nagy Gallery ("a fairy tale of the mid-century avant-garde." –The New Yorker).
Both: A Portrait in Two Parts. by Douglas Crase. Pantheon, 2004.
"a superb biography" –Holland Cotter, The New York Times
Ripley Bibliography (345.6KB)
Download comprehensive, descriptive bibliography (345.6KB) of material by, about, or relating to Dwight Ripley.
at the Beinecke Library
at the New York Botanical Garden
The plans for the Ripley-Barneby greenhouse seen in Menken's film Glimpse of the Garden are in Folio E5110 of the Lord & Burnham Collection in the Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden.
at the Harry Ransom Center
Revealing letters from Ripley to Marie Menken and her husband, poet Willard Maas, are in the Willard Maas (1906-1971) collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas, in Austin.
at the Archives of American Art
Ripley's poem in Catalan addressed to Joan Miró, and Miró's drawing on hotel stationery addressed to Ripley, are in the Dwight Ripley papers relating to Joan Miró at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.