Gallery 98 has recently acquired a large collection of announcement cards and posters of the legendary gallery Deitch Projects (1996–2010). It will take us a few weeks to post all this ephemera, but we are eager to spotlight some of our favorites here.
Jeffrey Deitch was first introduced to art in the 1970s, and his gallery Deitch Projects has helped bring the aesthetic of that era into the new century. Artists at Deitch revitalized many earlier trends: street art, performance art, installation art, new media, the fusion of art with fashion and music, art that explores gender and sex, and above all the idea that art should be fun. Deitch also worked with the estates of two of the giants of the 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
You can find more on our special Deitch Projects page.
Dash Snow & Dan Colen
Size: 17 x 14 inches
“Dash Snow and Dan Colen’s Nest consisted of their shredding enormous amounts of paper and then ransacking the interior of their selected space in an exuberant overnight fete… One visitor described the piece as “The New York Dirt Room.” The room was exhibited just as the artists left it, trash and all.”
For her first New York solo exhibition, Swoon transformed the gallery “into a ramshackle labyrinthine city of paper and paint… populated by realistically rendered—and evocatively cut-out-—street people. SWOON is a master of using cut paper in her exploration of the experience of the streets.”
Size: 17.5 x 11.5 inches
“Artists and Prostitutes showcased 3 oversized DLP projection screens featuring a collection of over 500 images… LaChapelle also installed a life-sized set… the same set that served as the backdrop for a LaChapelle photo shoot featuring Pamela Anderson, Courtney Love and LaChapelle muse, Amanda Lapore.”
Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1981: The Studio of the Street, Curated by Diego Cortez & Glenn O’Brien, Card, Deitch Projects, 2006
Size: 8.75 x 6.75 inches
“Curated by two close friends of the artist, Diego Cortez and Glenn O’Brien, the exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street focused on the year when Basquiat made the transition from working on the street to working in the studio.” This exhibition served as the basis for a catalogue released the following year.
Keith Haring and others
Keith Haring and LA II, 3-Eyed Face (1984), Folded Card for the Exhibition “The Studio of The Street” at Art Basel, Deitch Projects, 2007
Size: 6 x 9inches
The Studio of the Street, Deitch Projects’ group exhibition at the 2007 Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, took its name from the gallery’s newly released Basquiat catalogue. Collaborative works by Keith Haring and LA2 appear on the front of the card. Others in the exhibition included Os Gemeos, Barry McGee and Swoon.
See more at our special Deitch Projects page.