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February 29, 2024
Stefan Eins: Crowbar and Pulley, 1974 – Two Ready-Made Art Objects Inspired by Wonder

Born and raised in Austria, Eins came to NYC in 1967, and settled into a small storefront in Soho in 1972 when it was still a deserted manufacturing district.  When art galleries began moving into the area, Eins hid his bed behind a screen, and turned his live-in studio into a D.I.Y. exhibition…

July 6, 2023
T-Shirts From The Fashion Moda Store at Documenta 7, 1982

In 1982 the idea of the DIY artist store went mainstream when the upscale German exhibition documenta 7 asked Stefan Eins & Jenny Holzer to create a Fashion Moda Store.

December 29, 2022
Gallery 98 Looks Back at its Own Advertising

Gallery 98 reflects on its own advertising history, showcasing postcards used to promote early online exhibitions by Neke Carson, Colette, Christy Rupp, Cara Perlman, and Stefan Eins.

April 29, 2021
MOST ITEMS UNDER $5 — 3 MERCER STORE, 1976 Diego Cortez, Edit DeAk, Stefan Eins, Robin Winters

Stefan Eins’s storefront at 3 Mercer Street pointedly called itself a store, not a gallery.  Doubling as Eins’s illegal living quarters with a bed hidden behind a screen, the space (which operated from 1974 – 1979) epitomized the provocative DIY populism that made Downtown New York such a creative cauldron in the 1970s.