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THE SLIP: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever, Presented by Art Historian and Critic Prudence Peiffer

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Art historian and critic Prudence Peiffer has written a riveting biography that captures a time and place- Coenties Slip, NYC during the 1950s and 1060s – that created a defining movement in the art world.

Ms. Peiffer will speak about The Slip – an obscure and small street at the tip of Manhattan overlooking the East River, which was home to a group of extraordinary, then-struggling artists: Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist, Delphine Seyrig, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman. This unlikely site became the source of unfettered and influential art and created a haven of community and creativity.

Prudence Peiffer is an art historian, writer, and editor, specializing in modern and contemporary art. She is Director of Content at MoMA, New York. She received her PhD from Harvard University. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, she was a Senior Editor at Artforum magazine from 2012-2017, and Digital Content Director at David Zwirner in 2018. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Artforum, and Bookforum, among other publications.


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