Graffiti and Street Art

This is only a small selection of graffiti-related items in Gallery 98’s inventory.  Feel free to contact the gallery for more information.

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October 14, 2021
GRAFFITI, POST-GRAFFITI, MODERN EXPRESSIONISTS Four Catalogues from the Sidney Janis Gallery, 1983 – 1985

It was big news back in December 1983 when the venerable Sidney Janis Gallery mounted the exhibition Post-Graffiti featuring canvases by top urban street artists. The embrace of graffiti culture was an unexpected and surprising turn for a gallery first established in 1948 and famous in the artworld for its exhibitions of…

October 27, 2020
BEYOND WORDS, MUDD CLUB, 1981 Graffiti Based – Rooted – Inspired – Works

The 1981 exhibition Beyond Words held in the fourth-floor gallery of the then super-trendy Mudd Club stands out as a conspicuous point in the long road that brought subway art to art-world legitimacy. Curated by Fab 5 Fred Braithwaite and Keith Haring, the exhibition lives on today through this brightly colored, silk-screen poster by John Sex, and a small, offset announcement card…

October 20, 2020
THE VIDEO “GRAFFITI / POST GRAFFITI,” 1984 Futura 2000 – Lady Pink – Basquiat – Rammellzee – Haring

Among the works featured in the exhibition Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (October 18 – May 16) is the videotape “Graffiti / Post Graffiti,” a rarely seen program first screened on the Learning Channel in 1984.

July 1, 2020
ARTIST COLLABORATOR OR HIRED HAND? The Story of Keith Haring and Angel Ortiz (aka LA2)

Artist/documentarian Clayton Patterson’s recent article in the Village Sun adds a new perspective to some Keith Haring announcement cards in the collection of Gallery 98. Patterson has been a longtime advocate of artist Angel Ortiz (better known as LA2) who worked with Haring in the early 1980s but who is now increasingly excluded from the Haring story.