Cocktails and Conversations | 1 Cent Life

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Thursday September 17

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6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Cocktails and Conversations: 1 Cent Life

Anastasia James, Bechtler Curator with Guest Eric Shiner

Thursday, September 17

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us this month as we dive into the details of our newest exhibition, 1 Cent Life, which presents select works of art from the landmark 1964 print portfolio, 1 Cent Life. Written by Walasse Ting (born Ding Xionguan 丁雄泉), edited by Same Francis, and published by E.W. Kornfeld, the portfolio contains sixty-two original lithographs by twenty-eight artists and sixty-one letterpress poems by Ting set in multicolored inks. It is, as Ting envisioned, "as exciting as Times Square, color bright as neon light, hot as espresso." Developed by Anastasia James, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Curator, the exhibition is dedicated to the life of Chinese-American visual artist and poet Walasse Ting and follows his journey from Shanghai to Paris to New York City.

Is this month's virtual Cocktails + Conversations, Eric Shiner, Executive Director of Pioneer Works and former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, joins Bechtler Curator Anastasia James to discuss Ting's biography, his unique contributions to art history, the artists who contributed to 1 Cent Life, and collecting prints. 

This program is free of charge. Reservations are required as space is limited. Click the link below to RSVP by noon on Wednesday, September 16. 

Zoom links and further details will be provided to participants prior to the virtual program.