Prudence Peiffer

Longlist, 2023 National Book Awards

Prudence Peiffer is an art historian, writer, and editor, specializing in modern and contemporary art. She is the managing editor of the creative team at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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The Slip: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever

ISBN 9780063097209 Harper / HarperCollins Publishers

The never-before-told story of an obscure little street at the lower tip of Manhattan and the remarkable artists who got their start there. 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. More about this book >

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Prudence Peiffer

Prudence Peiffer is an art historian, writer, and editor, specializing in modern and contemporary art. She is the managing editor of the creative team at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She received her PhD from Harvard University. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, she was a senior editor at Artforum from 2012 to 2017, and then the digital content director at David Zwirner. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, Artforum, and Bookforum, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.

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