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Perfect City: New York and the Art That Changed the World.

Hey Y’all:

Have spent the better part of the last two months doing a two-part audio doc for WNYC on New York City during the time of the Abstract Expressionists. On top of learning all kinds of stuff. (A beer at the Cedar cost 15 cents and a cold-water flat went for $17 a month!) We also turned up some pretty rad vintage audio. This includes a 1960s-era interview of Peggy Guggenheim describing herself as the “enfant terrible of the Guggenheim family” and Robert Motherwell telling a particularly touching story about Mark Rothko in the early ’50s.

Anyhow, if you could click over, download and listen, I’d be forever grateful. And don’t laugh too hard. This is my first time doing something of this nature. (What I learned: Narrating is HARD.)

Many thanks to producer Ave Carrillo for her patience and support and mad editing skillz.

xox,
C.