"Albert York may be the most highly admired unknown artist in America...The sculptor Robert Grosvenor owns two York landscapes, and he takes them with him, in a box he made for the purpose, when he leaves home for a few days. 'I really need them around me, somehow,' he told me recently. The late Jacqueline Onassis owned six York paintings, the last of which was given to her by her friend Maurice Tempelsman just a short time before she died. Edward Gorey, the artist and book illustrator, has five, and says he would buy anything of York's, sight unseen, if anything were available...Klaus Kertess, the curator who organized this year's Whitney Biennial, wanted to include York in the show but couldn't, because the Biennial is limited to work done within the last two years and York has not released a new painting in three years."
Calvin Tomkins, "Artist Uknown," The New Yorker, May 1995, p. 76