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A “winningly candid” memoir of life among art scene insiders, and a passionate and unconventional marriage to eminent art critic Clement Greenberg (Los Angeles Review of Books).
In 1955, Jenny Van Horne, a young and naïve Bennington College graduate, is on her own for the first time in New York City. There, at a party in Greenwich Village, she meets Clement Greenberg, a charming man more than twice her age. She is told he is the most famous and important art critic in the world. Though she knows nothing about art, she soon finds herself swept into Clem’s world and the heady company of Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, David Smith, Helen Frankenthaler, and so many others.
Months later, Jenny and Clem are newlyweds spending summers in East Hampton near Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Disowned by her anti-Semitic family for marrying a Jew, Jenny abandons tradition for rebellion and experimentation in her loving, open marriage. Along the way, she dives into psychoanalysis, the bohemian world of downtown theater and the Actors’ Studio, and her own successful business ventures.
In A Complicated Marriage, Jenny shares her remarkable life story with honesty, grace, and her singular perspective on the world.