From 1963 to 2004 the Abstract Expressionist painters Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof lived and worked in a twice-converted tenement building at 87 Eldridge Street in New York City. Prior to 1963 the building was a synagogue and Resnick painted in the grand, but dilapidated two-story space previously fitted out for worship. After Resnick’s death in 2004 and Passlof’s in 2011, the Artists’ Estate formed the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation and initiated an ambitious plan to restore the building and establish a studio museum dedicated to the artists’ work as well as contemporary artists and writers. The museum will contain galleries and offices for the Foundation as well as the meticulously preserved small studio space Resnick used in his final years.
Photography by Brian Buckley