From our newsletter archives. Originally published August 9, 2017.
As Gallery 98 continues creating new online exhibitions, our old exhibitions remain online for viewing. From our newsletter archive we have resurrected here an August 9, 2017 newsletter promoting the most popular of our early online exhibitions. Back then we only had fifteen exhibitions posted. Now there are thirty four. Please check all of them out on our special exhibitions page.
Tom Otterness, “Zodiac Love” Plaster Sculptures, 1982–87
Tom Otterness, Taurus, painted plaster (hydrocal), 1982–87. Size: 6 x 4 x 4 in.
From the exhibition Tom Otterness, “Zodiac Love” Plaster Sculptures, 1982–87.
Gallery 98’s first online exhibition brought together the twelve plaster sculptures of Tom Otterness’s “Zodiac Love” series. These low-priced multiples were first offered in a 1982 mail-order art catalog produced by the artist group Colab and Printed Matter.
Colette: On the Streets and in the Clubs, 1972–85
Colette, Colette is Dead, Fiorucci Window: Records from the Story of My Life, mixed media, 1978. Size: 12.25 x 12.25 inches. From the exhibition Colette: On the Streets and in the Clubs, 1972–85.
The prolific multimedia artist Colette puts herself in the center of her work, whether she’s creating environments for performance or wall pieces for exhibition. Her 1978 performance “Colette Is Dead” took place in the window of the boutique Fiorucci.
The Strange World of Neke Carson: Early Works, 1970–85
Neke Carson, Underwear For India Benefit Party, folded card, La Rocka, 1980. Size: 4 x 6 inches. From the exhibition The Strange World of Neke Carson: Early Works, 1970–85.
From his guerrilla performances to his “rectal realist” paintings, no artist has had a career quite like Neke Carson’s. The above drawing, by Carson, appeared on the invitation for his 1980 performance “Underwear for India.”
No Wave and Independent Film: An Exhibition of Photographs and Ephemera
Beth B & Scott B, The Offenders, photograph, 1979. Size: 8 x 10 inches. From the exhibition No Wave and Independent Film: An Exhibition of Photographs and Ephemera.
The No Wave and independent films produced in downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s are an intriguing hybrid art form that intermingles music, fashion, performance and visual art.
Collecting COLAB: Ephemera, Photography & Multiples, 1978–1985
Walter Robinson, Kitty, signed print, 1982. Size: 8 x 10 inches. From the exhibition Collecting COLAB: Ephemera, Photography & Multiples, 1978–1985.
The group Collaborative Projects, Inc., combined populism with a do-it-yourself aesthetic. COLAB organized the 1980 “Times Square Show,” as well as a series of pop-up stores featuring bargain multiples like Walter Robinson’s “Kitty Print” (pictured).
Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Street Posters, 1985–1991
Guerrilla Girls, We Sell White Bread, poster, 1987. Size: 13 x 22 inches. From the exhibition Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Street Posters, 1985–1991.
The Guerrilla Girls’ street posters loudly called out art institutions for gender and race disparities. Originally noticed for their message, the posters have come to be appreciated as street art, and have been acquired by several museums.