Above: looking east along 10th Street at the intersection of 4th Avenue, January 24, 1959. The corner building at right, 73 4th Ave, was one of the six locations of the Artist's Club, a gathering place for artists, critics, and interested others of all kinds. Below, same view March 2016. Photos © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.

Above: looking east along 10th Street at the intersection of 4th Avenue, January 24, 1959. The corner building at right, 73 4th Ave, was one of the six locations of the Artist's Club, a gathering place for artists, critics, and interested others of all kinds. Below, same view March 2016. Photos © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.

  The Artist's Club was the epicenter of the post-war New York art world.

  Its gatherings, panels, parties, lectures, classes, openings and various events drew not only the Abstract Expressionists but their creative peers in music, literature and art. Much smaller creative community back in the day.

  Fred W. McDarrah was the keeper of the mailing list and the doorman and took a few photos as the artists began to trust and like him.

  Hear and see more on the Artist's World tour. See where neighbors like deKooning lived, and the groundbreaking galleries that used to line the local streets. Read more about the place elsewhere on the web site.

  Lament how it is now a vacant lot and soon will likely be overpriced condominium apartments.