VIDEO: Jay DeFeo, a Retrospective at the Whitney, Before and After "The Rose"

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It took Jay Defeo eight years to create The Rose -- a nearly 2000-pound painting that exudes qualities of a sculpture. Although it is her most iconic work, DeFeo's 40-year career before her death in 1989 spans beyond this masterpiece. “Jay Defeo: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York examines more than 150 of DeFeo’s paintings, collages, photographs and jewelry, many of which are exhibited for the first time. ARTINFO spoke with curator, Dana Miller, on DeFeo's life and her multifaceted works before and after The Rose.