Published May 16, 2024

This talk with the talented Prudence Peiffer, author of The Slip, took place at The Fralin Museum of Art during the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book.

For just over a decade, from 1956 to 1967, a collection of dilapidated former sail-making warehouses clustered at the lower tip of Manhattan became the quiet epicenter of the art world. Coenties Slip, a dead-end street near the water, was home to a circle of wildly talented and varied artists that included Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, James Rosenquist, Delphine Seyrig, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman.

In The Slip, art historian Prudence Peiffer examines their unique community of unbridled creative expression and experimentation, and describes how the works they made at the Slip would go on to change the course of American art.

This talk is presented in partnership with UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art. Thank you to our generous sponsors the Gladys S. Blizzard Endowed Lecture Fund and The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board.

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