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February 1, 2024
The ARTIES: Awards for Performance Artists, 1986

The First (And Only) Annual Arties, 1986. Organized by Franklin Furnace, Awards for Performance Artists, Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Nam June Paik, and others, Cover Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.

January 27, 2024
The Rise of Alternative Spaces in the 1970s and 1980s

The rapid growth of the city’s non-profit art spaces was rooted in a shortage of galleries and other exhibition venues. But there was also an emerging political awareness that some groups were being systematically excluded from mainstream art. Fortuitously, newly available government funding for the arts happily coincided with a…

February 23, 2023
Search by Themes: Portraits of Artists—Performance Art—Nudes & Pinups

Gallery 98 highlights three popular categories of art ephemera: Artist Portraits, Performance Art, and Nudes & Pinups.

June 24, 2020
YOUR CHOICE: NANCY SPERO OR RICHARD PRINCE? A Franklin Furnace Card with Two Displayable Sides, 1991/1992

Some of the most desirable gallery announcement cards are those with a portrait of the featured artist. In this regard Franklin Furnaces’ Food for Thought card is an exceptional example of art ephemera because it displays two high profile artists, one on each side of the card.