Cocktails with a Curator: Velázquez's 'King Philip'

May 22, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, as he discusses the sole Velázquez painting at the Frick, “King Philip IV of Spain,” while enjoying a Fitifiti, the popular Spanish cocktail. Examine the extraordinary details and painterly skills that illustrate why the artist is regarded by many (including Xavier) as the greatest European painter who ever lived, and why this work was Henry Clay Frick’s favorite.

Cocktail Recipe

1/2 Fino dry sherry
1/2 sweet sherry

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Mocktail Recipe

ginger ice tea
lemon juice


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