The popularity of last week’s newsletter featuring vintage posters has encouraged us to dig deeper into our poster inventory.
Among the items included here are posters created in conjunction with street poster exhibitions organized by artists, not galleries. One particularly rare item is the complete collection of Talk is Cheap, a street poster exhibition organized in 1984 by the artist group COLAB with 27 collaborative posters created by 47 artists. Also included here is Lady Pink’s poster from Your House is Mine, a 1990 street poster exhibition organized by the art squat Bullet Space. The Lady Pink poster is being sold individually but interested parties can also inquire about the availability of the complete Your House is Mine portfolio.
Please also visit Gallery 98’s Poster Page which features hundreds of other vintage art posters.
Size: 10.5 x 21 inches
This poster is Rauschenberg’s rather tame response to the much talked about Artforum ads featuring Lynda Benglis and Robert Morris in provocative pin-up poses.
COLAB, Talk is Cheap, Portfolio of 27 Street Posters, 1984
COLAB, Talk is Cheap, portfolio of 27 street posters, 1984. This is a complete collection of a street poster project by the artists group Collaborative Projects Inc. (COLAB). The collection includes Kiki Smith, Jane Dickson, Charlie Ahearn, Christy Rupp, Christof Kohlhofer, Dan Asher, Alan Moore, Seton Smith, John Morton, Andrea Callard, Jolie Stahl, Bobby G, Joseph Nechvatal, Rhys Chatham, Janet Stein, and many others. Visit our online exhibition Talk is Cheap to learn more.
Keith Haring created this poster soon after he was is diagnosed with AIDS. He includes his own baby picture inside an about-to-burst soap bubble, an evocative metaphor for a life that would be cut short barely a year later.
Size: 20 x 23 inches (framed)
Lady Pink’s poster showing a homeless girl drawing her dream house on the side of a cardboard box is from the portfolio Your House Is Mine, a poster exhibition organized by Bullet Space in response to housing issues on the Lower East Side. You can learn more about this project by visiting our online exhibition Andrew Castrucci & Bullet Space: An Art Squat in the 1980s & ’90s.
Nan Goldin and Brice Marden
Size: 10.5 x 17 inches
Sometimes the image on a poster rises above (or at least equals) the art it is promoting. This is certainly the case with this poster for a 1995 Brice Marden exhibition featuring a stunning photograph by Nan Goldin showing the artist at work in his Pennsylvania studio.