AREA, Art + Commerce, Invite for Exhibition with Leibovitz & Mapplethorpe, Printed on Dollar Bill, June 6, 1984


Invitation screen-printed on a laminated One Dollar bill for a show entitled Art + Commerce at AREA, June 6th, 1984.

Curated by Anne Kennedy, Jim Moffat, and Leslie Sweeney. With Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Laurie Simmons, and Steven Meisel.

6.25 x 2.5 inches

art and commerce

art and commerce back

AREA Nightclubs Robert Mapplethorpe


AREA: Cards and Invites from the Legendary Nightclub, 1983–1986

AREA became New York City’s top club in the mid-80s, with much of its success rooted in its popularity among artists, many of whom participated in the club’s ambitious program of creating new themes and décor every six weeks.