Jay Defeo, painting faculty member with SFAI Registrar, Hayward King as the live components of an elaborate still life set-up in what appears to be Studio 13. At this time DeFeo was in the middle of painting her quintessential beat era paintingThe Rose. King arrived in S.F. from Pasadena with fellow students Deborah Remington, David Simpson, and Wally Hedrick. He received his BFA from the School in 1955 and King along with Remington, Hedrick, Simpson, Jack Spicer, and John Allen Ryan co-founded the 6 Gallery where Allen Ginsberg first readHowl. King received a Fulbright to study at the Sorbonne, was the Registrar at SFMOMA, and the Director of the Richmond Art Center.
With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.