"Pataphysics in Philadelphia: The Strange Case of James E. Brewton," talk by Michael R. Taylor at the Philadelphia a la Pataphysique conference, March 2014. (Click here for audio on Slought website.)
Feature by Mikala Jamison, Philadelphia City Paper,
April 3-9, 2014. To read the story, visit issuu.com, here.
"Three Researchers, One Asger Jorn," (2014) a film by Denmark's Statens Museum for Kunst and Museum Jorn, shows Brewton and two of his artworks at 33:25 in the video.
Press & bibliography
:: Leon, Dennis. Review of Private Collections of Fourteen Philadelphia Artists, at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Nov. 8, 1959.
:: Canaday, John. Review of American Biennial, The New York Times (with photo of Brewton’s The Suicide of Judas) Nov. 29, 1959.
:: Grafly, Dorothy. “American Art – Whither?” Art in Focus (with cover photo of Brewton’s The Suicide of Judas) Vol. 11, No. 5, February 1960.
:: Photo (Hobson Pittman with Brewton’s self-portrait), Philadelphia’s Evening Bulletin, March 29, 1961.
:: “Broget kunstnerkoloni samlet i Funder,” Aarhuus (Denmark) Stiftstidende Sondag, July 15, 1962.
:: Donohoe, Victoria. Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 31, 1965.
:: Grafly, Dorothy. “Artist’s Suicide Gives Tragic Overtone to Exhibit,” Philadelphia’s Evening Bulletin, May 28, 1967.
:: “James Brewton, Posthumously,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 28, 1967.
:: Grafly, Dorothy. “An Image, a Thought, a Scene…” Philadelphia’s Evening Bulletin, March 10, 1968.
:: Donohoe, Victoria. “A Flurry of Solos,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 10, 1968.
:: “Peale House Exhibit Opens, Draws 2,000,” Frankford’s (Pa.) Bulletin, March 14, 1968.
:: Donohoe, Victoria. “The Explorations of James Brewton,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 1971.
:: Forman, Nessa. “Now That He’s Dead – Has His Time Come?” Philadelphia's Sunday Bulletin, April 25, 1971.
:: Taylor, Michael R. “Pataphysics in Philadelphia: The Strange Case of James E. Brewton,” n.p., the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, annual conference, November 2009.
:: Brady, Shaun. "New Exhibit Explores Our 'Haunting Narratives,'" (photo, Brewton's portrait of Edgar Allan Poe), Metro Philadelphia, May 15, 2012.
:: "Realism in a Minor Key," American Artist magazine (photo, Brewton's portrait of Edgar Allan Poe) "tinged with a touch more than the typical darkness," October 2012.
:: Three Researchers, One Asger Jorn. Denmark's Statens Museum for Kunst and Museum Jorn (Brewton and two of his artworks, at 33:33), 2014.
:: Jamison, Mikala. "On the Hunt for One of Philadelphia's Great Art Secrets," Philadelphia City Paper, April 3-9, 2014.
:: Newhall, Edith. "Recollecting a forgotten artist," The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, April 27, 2014.
:: Schilling, Emily Brewton. "Jim Brewton, Graffiti Pataphysician," Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium, April 24, 2015.
Bibliography & catalogues
:: Andersen, Troels. Asger Jorn: En biografi (Copenhagen 1994) 2 vols.; German edition (Walther König: Köln 2001).
:: Palczynski, Matthew, ed. Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the present, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia: Woodmere Art Museum, 2012.
:: Sachs, Sid, ed. Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia: University of the Arts, 2020.