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Exploring Virtual Village Voices, Part 8: Jackson Pollock, Leontyne Price, and Robert Rauschenberg

In 2021 and 2022, Village Preservation developed an innovative outdoor public art exhibition displayed throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. VILLAGE VOICES featured photographs, artifacts, and soundscape recordings to celebrate and honor the artistic, social, political, and cultural movements that have grown in our neighborhoods, and the people who gave them voice. 

We have now made those exhibits permanently available online. Today we explore three more of our 31 installations from the event: Jackson Pollock, Leontyne Price, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Jackson Pollock

Pollock was a founder of Abstract Expressionism and developer of the unusual “drip painting” technique. Considered one of the most famous 20th-century American artists, he lived in several Village apartments including 49 East 10th Street, 46 East 8th Street, and 46 Carmine Street.

Narrating the audio is actor Norman Reedus.

Click here to read more about Jackson Pollock.

Leontyne Price

One of the most beloved artists in Metropolitan Opera history, Price shattered glass ceilings as one of the world’s first Black opera superstars.

Price has had a long and sensational career that has taken her all over the globe but she made her home here in Greenwich Village, buying a house at 9 Vandam Street in 1956.

Narrating the audio is American singer Julia Bullock.

Click here to read more about Leontyne Price

Robert Rauschenberg

auschenberg was an eclectic and genre-defying artist who worked across many mediums. His “Combines” transformed found objects from the streets of New York.

Rauschenberg bought the Victorian era building at 381 Lafayette Street in 1965, creating a space to live/work and collaborate with many friends, artists, and scientists. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was founded by the artist in 1990 and continues to nurture artists at 381 Lafayette to this day.

Narrating the audio is actor and comedian Alec Baldwin.

Click here to read more about Robert Rauschenberg.

Click here to access all 31 VILLAGE VOICES.

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