Post-War II Abstract Expressionist Artists in New York City marked the beginning of New York City’s influence as the center of the western art world.
A walk along 8th Street would take you from the Waldorf Cafeteria, where penniless artists made “tomato soup” from the free hot water and ketchup;
The Club, a loft where lectures and heated arguments about art carried on late into the night.Jackson Pollock’s studio was on East 8th Street,
Willem de Kooning’s Philip Guston’s, Albert Kotin's and most other pioneer New York School artists' studios were on East 10th.
Most nights the "down town artists" could be found at the Cedar Street Tavern on University Place.
Albert Kotin, Predators, 1951. Oil and enamel on canvas, 36 x 28 inches.
Exhibited in the famous "9th St." Exhibition, 1951.
Albert Kotin, Testigos 1968, Quadriptych. Oil on canvas, 104 x 63 inches
Perle Fine, Blue-Chips Blue #1, c.1974. Acrylic polymer emulsion wood collage on masonite, 48 7/8 x 48 7/8 inches