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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Gallery 98 is sad to relay the passing of M. Henry Jones, a singular artist whose animated films, kinetic sculpture, and 3-dimensional photographs provide a fortuitous glimpse of future advances in technology, as well as the impact these changes had on art.
Collectors can now click the “For Collectors” button and only items that are available for purchase will remain on the page. For the full inventory of posted items, click on the “For Researchers” button, and the sold items will reappear.
Art Worker features Moore’s remembrances of the artist organization COLAB, The Real Estate Show, The Times Square Show, ABC No Rio, Fashion Moda, Art-Rite magazine, the East Village Eye, cable television and much more.
It’s hard to focus on art ephemera from the 1980s and 1990s when the news of the day keeps intruding. But, unfortunately, racial prejudice, the threat to abortion rights, and the constant menace of war and gun violence are ongoing concerns.
If you want to own just one item of art ephemera, a good choice might be a gallery invitation featuring a portrait of your favorite artist. This type of card has long been used as a way to advertise exhibitions, especially if the artist is well-known or has a distinctive…
In the course of fourteen years in New York’s Soho arts’ district, Deitch Projects completely reconfigured people’s expectations about art. Its founder Jeffrey Deitch was already a well-known art advisor, curator and critic when in 1996 he decided to open his own gallery, where he remained committed to the populist and…
When William Eggleston began taking pictures in the late 1960s and 70s, his use of color and his “democratic” approach to subject matter stood in sharp contrast to the work of other photographers who still favored working in black and white and seeking out “decisive moments” and exceptional subjects.
Recognized as one of Europe’s most successful painters, Dumas has exhibited at top galleries and museums. For Americans who might be less familiar with her work, Gallery 98’s online Dumas exhibition of announcement cards and photographs, spotlights both career highlights and well-known images.
Annina Nosei and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 2,000 square-foot basement of her gallery at 100 Prince Street, NYC. Nosei later provided Basquiat with a studio on Crosby Street. Photo by Naoki Okamoto, courtesy Annina Nosei. Annina Nosei will forever be associated with Jean-Michel Basquiat whom she helped launch…
The passing last month of Annie Flanders the founder of Details magazine has renewed interest in the most successful of the many independent publications to emerge out of New York’s downtown scene in the 1980s.
The large solo exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice running through January 8, 2023, further expands the painter Marlene Dumas’ remarkable fifty-year career consisting of scores of exhibitions at top galleries and museums, as well as, impressive auction sales.
The best art ephemera chronicles an artist’s career, and for most artists very little of significance happens after their death. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the exception here, an artist whose presence, popularity and importance continued to surge after he died.
One of the easiest ways to sort through the thousands of items listed at Gallery 98 is to go to our Artists Page. Below we have spotlighted some of our favorites, and March being Women’s History Month, all are women.
Over the weekend, news of the death of the underground filmmaker and East Village legend, Nick Zedd, reverberated over the Internet and set off numerous tributes. The uncompromising filmmaker lived hard, and died in near-poverty in Mexico City from complications of cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis C, and cancer.
When local Los Angeles artist Edward Kienholz debuted Back Seat Dodge at the Dwan Gallery in 1964, the life-size sculpture with two mannequins simulating sex in the back seat of a car inspired both chuckles and praise.
It’s not often that original vintage copies of a rare and historic gallery announcement card suddenly appear. But this is exactly what happened with a highly prized 1982 card printed by the Annina Nosei Gallery to promote Jean-Michel Basquiat’s print portfolio Anatomy.
For Bill Cunningham (1929 – 2016) and Toyo Tsuchiya (1948 – 2017) the term “street photography” is not limited to pictures taken on the street but also includes photographs of events and performances. Both photographers were part of a trend among artists in the 1980s to document and archive the…
A vintage exhibition poster is an especially good way to preserve a moment of art history. Posters are large, they can be framed and hung on the wall, and the best feature images and words in ways that effectively reveal the essence of an artist’s work at a specific time and place. Gallery…
At Gallery 98 our diverse inventory includes many DIY flyers from downtown art spaces in the 1970s and 80s, mostly hand-lettered and cheaply printed on black-and-white xerox machines. Commercial galleries, on the other hand, hired designers, and used color-offset printers to produce the cards and posters that promoted their exhibitions.
With the expansion of the artworld in the 1980s and 90s, art magazines became an increasingly important tool to reach global audiences. Artforum, with its high international circulation, quality printing and paper, and distinctive 10 ½ x 10 ½ square format, was particularly popular among galleries wanting to advertise.
Art ephemera is primarily a by-product of advertising and promotion. At Gallery 98 our main focus is announcement cards and gallery posters but we also have an interest in the advertisements that galleries place in art magazines. It is all part of our long-term ambition to make the Gallery 98…