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June 29, 2023
Front Page News in the Netherlands

“Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980” a book of photographs by Bettie Ringma and Gallery 98’s Marc H Miller had a successful launch last week in Amsterdam.

June 21, 2023
Toyo’s Rivington School Sculpture Garden Portfolio, 1985–87

Gallery 98 presents Toyo Tsuchiya’s Rivington School Sculpture Garden portfolio. The portfolio includes a panoramic view of the now destroyed sculpture garden, as well as eleven additional prints signed and annotated by Toyo.

June 15, 2023
The Vanitas Still-Life Paintings of Audrey Flack, 1976–78

Vintage art ephemera by Audrey Flack, including hand-signed offset prints of her vanitas still-life paintings, available for purchase at Gallery 98.

June 8, 2023
Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980: Book Launch at the Amsterdam City Archives

The Amsterdam City Archives will host the launch of “Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980” on June 15th. Copies can be purchased directly from Lecturis NL.

June 1, 2023
Beats, Yippies, Panthers: Counterculture Ephemera

This newsletter showcases counterculture ephemera from the 1960s, including items related to Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, the Black Panther Party, the Chicago Eight trial, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Tuli Kupferberg, and the Cannabis Cup.

May 25, 2023
The New York Phonebook as Raw Material: Two Fluxus Artists—Jean Dupuy and William Stone

Works by Fluxus artists Jean Dupuy and William Stone using old New York Phonebooks showcase the movement’s freedom, experimentation, recycling, and humor.

May 18, 2023
The Magazine As Artwork: Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Jenny Holzer

Gallery 98 showcases selected issues of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) magazine from the 1990s, featuring cover designs and picture spreads created by artists Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince.

May 11, 2023
Experiments in Art and Technology: The Catalog for 9 Evenings, 1966

A rare catalog for 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, a 1966 performance series organized by Billy Kluver that combined art and technology, and featured artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Yvonne Rainer, and John Cage.

May 4, 2023
Artist Spotlight: Vito Acconci (1940–2017)

Acconci’s work was influential in the art world, opening the way for performance and video art, and reconfiguring conceptual art into something more personal and expressive.

April 27, 2023
Hip-Hop (1984) & Art After Midnight (1986): Two Rare Books Signed by Steven Hager

Hager’s books document the early history of hip-hop culture and the intersection of nightlife and art in the East Village scene, featuring interviews with key artists.

April 20, 2023
Vintage Art Posters: Rauschenberg, Lady Pink, Goldin, Parrino, Kiefer

Highlights include a rare collection of collaborative posters from COLAB’s Talk is Cheap exhibition and Lady Pink’s poster from Your House is Mine. Visit Gallery 98’s Poster Page for additional items.

April 13, 2023
Art Posters, 1970s–80s: Warhol, Beuys, Haring, Basquiat

Vintage art posters from the 1970s and 80s, including iconic works by Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, and the Guerrilla Girls, now available at Gallery 98.

April 6, 2023
Leonard Abrams (1954–2023): Remembering the Publisher of the East Village Eye

Leonard Abrams, founder of East Village Eye, has died unexpectedly. He started the Eye in 1979 and it remains a primary resource for 1980s culture.

March 29, 2023
Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980: Final Week for Our Crowdfunding Campaign

Celebrate Amsterdam’s vibrant nightlife with the book “Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980.” Support the crowdfunding campaign and receive a copy of the book.

March 23, 2023
Marlene Dumas: Fifty Years of Art Ephemera

Marlene Dumas: Fifty Years of Art Ephemera is an online exhibition showcasing a collection of gallery cards, brochures, posters, and other promotional materials tracking Dumas’s long career.

March 16, 2023
Tin Pan Alley: A Times Square Bar, 1980s. Welcoming Downtown Women Artists

The Times Square bar Tin Pan Alley, was a popular hangout for downtown women artists. It was also the inspiration for the fictional bar in the recent television serial “The Deuce.”…

March 9, 2023
Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980 Bettie Ringma & Marc H Miller

With over 200 photos and scholarly essays by Mark Bergsma and Leonor Faber-Jonker, “Selling Polaroids in the Bars of Amsterdam, 1980” captures both the city’s nightlife and it’s changing demographics.

March 3, 2023
Rising Up Against the Odds: Krasner, Schapiro, Spero, Holzer, Sherman, Goldin

In honor of Women’s History Month, Gallery 98 showcases six women artists who have overcome the odds and risen to the top of the art world.

February 23, 2023
Search by Themes: Portraits of Artists—Performance Art—Nudes & Pinups

Gallery 98 highlights three popular categories of art ephemera: Artist Portraits, Performance Art, and Nudes & Pinups.

February 20, 2023
Marcel Duchamp: Homages, Variations, Imitations

This collection of art ephemera showcases Duchamp’s influence on artists such as Mike Bidlo, Hannah Wilke, Elaine Sturtevant, and others.

February 9, 2023
A Pictorial Map and Walking Tour of Harlem, 2001

The map and walking tour booklet highlight various sites associated with notable figures in Harlem’s history, including artists, writers, musicians, athletes, and political activists such as Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Malcolm X.

February 2, 2023
Deitch Projects: Dan & Dash, Swoon, LaChapelle, Basquiat, Haring

Gallery 98 has recently acquired a collection of announcement cards and posters from the iconic gallery Deitch Projects, which ran from 1996–2010. Artists include Dash Snow, Dan Colen, Swoon, and others.

January 26, 2023
New York Nightclubs 1980s: When Art and Nightlife Mixed

In the 1980s, New York’s nightclub scene was not just about music, but also art exhibitions, performance art, and experimental film. We offer here nightclub invitations connected to Studio 54, Mudd Club, Club 57, Danceteria, AREA, Limelight, Palladium, Cat Club, and Tunnel.

January 19, 2023
The Guerrilla Girls and Fanny Adams (A British Women’s Art Collective)

Fanny Adams, active from 1992–1993, took inspiration from the Guerrilla Girls. Both of these women’s art collectives used poster campaigns to highlight gender discrimination in the art world.

January 13, 2023
Basquiat’s Signature, Address, and Phone Number: A Sheet of Paper Tells a Story

This piece of paper with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s signature, address, and phone number from 1983 tells the story of his collaboration with artist Franc Palaia.

January 5, 2023
Three Signed Originals: Anthony Haden-Guest, Kiki Smith, Linus Coraggio

An ink-on-paper cartoon by Anthony Haden-Guest, a silkscreen on cloth by Kiki Smith, and a scrapbook page by Linus Coraggio capture the cultural history of downtown New York from the 1970s to 90s.

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.

December 22, 2022
Favorite 2022 Newsletters: Basquiat, Dumas, Gagosian, Koons, Leibovitz, Prince

With close to fifty newsletters sent out this year, director Marc H Miller expresses holiday greetings and gratitude to the team behind the newsletters. Check our Newsletter page to see all newsletters dating back to 2015.

December 15, 2022
Keeping the East Village Alive: Exhibition Catalogues from Howl! Happening

Howl! is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the downtown spirit of the East Village and has been quietly publishing an impressive collection of exhibition catalogues featuring Arturo Vega, Ethyl Eichelberger, Curt Hoppe, and others.

December 8, 2022
The 8th Annual Acker Awards: Theater for The New City, December 11, 2022

The Acker Awards, an event honoring avant-garde excellence and the independent downtown spirit, was first initiated in 2012 by artist Clayton Patterson.

December 1, 2022
John Gibson Gallery: The Early Years

The John Gibson Gallery featured challenging Fluxus and Conceptual Art by Joseph Beuys, Richard Long, Christo, Vito Acconci, and Dan Graham, among others.

November 17, 2022
Search by Theme: Women—LGBTQ—African Diaspora

Explore art ephemera from the final decades of the 20th century, reflecting the heightened self-awareness and demands for political change that shaped the multicultural art world.

November 11, 2022
Andy Warhol Ephemera—Part 2: Posthumous Cards, Posters, Publications

Andy Warhol Ephemera—Part 2, showcases posthumous cards, posters, and publications from after Warhol’s death in 1987. Also check out Part 1, which features items from before Warhol’s death.

November 4, 2022
Andy Warhol Ephemera—Part 1: Cards, Posters, Magazines, Photos (up to February 22, 1987)

Gallery 98 presents an online exhibition of Andy Warhol ephemera from before his death in 1987. These cards, posters, magazines, and photos remind us of the importance of Warhol’s background in commercial illustration and mass-media.

October 27, 2022
The Comfortable World of Alex Katz: Art Ephemera from a 70-Year Career

Gallery 98 features a selection of announcement cards, catalogues, and other ephemera tracking the long career of Alex Katz, an artist who’s work offers a comforting escape from social issues and angst.

October 20, 2022
Ephemera Tells the Story: Gallery Owner David Zwirner

This week’s newsletter showcases art ephemera that tells the story of David Zwirner Gallery, from its origins in Germany to its representation of renowned artists like Stan Douglas, Marlene Dumas, and Gordon Matta-Clark.

October 13, 2022
New Additions: Gordon Parks, Issey Miyake, Madonna, Faith Ringgold

New additions at Gallery 98 include works by Gordon Parks, Issey Miyake, Madonna, and Faith Ringgold, showcasing greater ethnic and gender diversity, and a willingness to mix creative fields.

October 6, 2022
Portraits of Artists: Gagosian Gallery Cards, 1992–1993

This collection of folded cards from the Gagosian Gallery in the early 1990s, features black and white photographs of artists in their studios, highlighting the fame, drama, and romance of art making.

September 29, 2022
Artists and the Environment: Earthworks, Land Art, Ecological Art, 1970s–1990s

This week’s newsletter spotlights different modes of environmental art from the 1970s–1990s, and includes artists like Newton Harrison & Helen Mayer Harrison, Richard Long, Robert Smithson, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Alan Sonfist, and Patricia Johanson.

September 22, 2022
Artists Still in the Spotlight: Current Exhibitions—Reminders of Past Triumphs

Gallery 98 highlights seven artists from the 1970s and 80s who are still active today, with major exhibitions currently on view in New York City.

September 15, 2022
ART GALLERY POSTERS, 1965 – 1995: Rain Dance, Avedon’s Beekeeper, Marilyn Monroe

Explore vintage art gallery posters from 1965-1995, showcasing the works of Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg, John Baldessari, and Andy Warhol, among others.

September 8, 2022
A ONE-TIME CAUSE CÉLÈBRE NOW TAINTED Adam Purple’s Garden of Eden, 1973–1986

Adam Purple’s Garden of Eden was a renowned urban garden in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1970s. Despite its initial fame and efforts to save it from demolition, the garden was ultimately destroyed. In later years, it’s memory has been tarnished by revelations of Adam Purple’s sexual…

September 1, 2022
THE OFFENDERS BY SCOTT B & BETH B, 1979: No Wave’s Fusion of Art, Music and Club Culture

“The Offenders” by Scott B & Beth B is a 1979 no wave film that captures the essence of the downtown art scene through its fusion of art, music, and club culture. Set in a New York wasteland, the film features a celebrity cast of downtown musicians and art-scene trendsetters.

August 25, 2022
TWO NIGHTS AT CLUB 57 IN 1980 Vintage Photographs by Harvey Wang

Vintage photographs by Harvey Wang and club calendars showcase the energetic and creative performances at Club 57 in 1980, including Lady Wrestling and the Elvis Memorial Party.

August 18, 2022
SMALL, INTIMATE AND HISTORIC More Art World Snapshots from the 1980s

A collection of 1980s snapshots featuring art world celebrities like Keith Haring, Futura 2000, Alba Clemente, Maripol, and Diego Cortez, capture intimate moments at private events and gallery openings.

August 11, 2022
SNAPSHOTS AT AN ART RECEPTION, 1987/88 Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Stephen Sprouse

These amateur photos provide an authentic record of a reception attended by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Stephen Sprouse, and others.

August 4, 2022
THREE UNUSUAL ITEMS Remembering East Village Art, 1985

Gallery 98 presents three unusual items that provide a glimpse into the vibrant but short-lived art scene of the East Village in the 1980s. A board-game poster with art by Mark Kostabi is especially fun.

July 28, 2022
The Charlie Parker Book that Jean-Michel Basquiat Gave to Friends

Gallery 98 recently acquired a copy of Ross Russell’s book “Bird Lives!’ It was once owned by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who inscribed it to his friend Lisa Soto. Apparently, Basquiat once had a case of these books and frequently gave them out as gifts to friends.