top: Kneeling Figure and Window, 1964
charcoal on paper, 23 7/8 x 18 in.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966 (66.640)
bottom: Interior IV, 1963-64, oil and magna on canvas, 56 x 68 in.
Funny Girl, a musical based on the life of Fanny and Nicky, opened on Broadway. Both the musical and 1968 film starring Barbra Streisand were produced by Ray Stark; neither mention Fanny having children in order to keep the story simple. Funny Girl brought renewed fame and a new generation of fans to Fanny.
Good friend and fellow artist Richard Diebenkorn joined the faculty at UCLA, and taught there until 1973. The two men and their wives were extremely close until Diebenkorn’s death in 1993.
Brice was granted a second sabbatical from UCLA to live and work in London. On his way, he stopped in New York to visit friends and acquaintances, including Mark Rothko. The Brices moved into a flat in London’s Chelsea, where Brice
also rented a studio.