Very little is known about Rick Barton (1928–92), who, between 1958 and 1962, created hundreds of drawings of striking originality. With the exception of small displays in cafés and bookshops in the ’50s and ’60s, his upcoming exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton, opening June 10 and running through September 11, 2022, is the first time his work will be seen in public.

The first museum exhibition dedicated to this largely undiscovered, yet extraordinary and original