October 23, 2023
In the late 1950s a group of artists found studio, living space, and “collective solitude” in the Coenties Slip area of New York City. Artists like Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist, Delphine Seyrig, Lenore Tawney and Jack Youngerman all lived here and worked. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PRUDENCE PEIFFER, art historian, writer, and an editor specializing in modern and contemporary art. Her new book is a dynamic biography of a group of artists and why this unique location was so important for their development: THE SLIP: THE NEW YORK CITY STREET THAT CHANGED AMERICAN ART FOREVER.