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October 10, 2019
Marc H Miller at Howl! Happening: 98 Bowery, 1969-89 / Stories of Downtown New York

Artist and curator Marc H Miller will be talking about his life in downtown New York City at Howl! Happening on Saturday, October 19th. The occasion is the unveiling of an updated version of his website 98 Bowery, 1969-89, a picture memoir of the 20 years he lived in a Bowery…

October 9, 2019
A Performance Artist in the Making: William Pope.L & the band Jon Waine

You will rarely, if ever, see a reference to the rock band Jon Waine in bios of William Pope.L, the celebrated artist who this month has simultaneous exhibitions opening at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. But it was during his six years (1976-83) as the group’s lead singer and co-composer…
please kill me

October 1, 2019
Please Kill Me: An Interview With Marc H Miller

Gallery 98’s Marc H Miller is the subject of a long interview by Eric Davidson now featured on PLEASE KILL ME, the popular website that takes its name from a Richard Hell t-shirt made famous by Legs McNeil and Gilliam McCain when they co-opted it as the…

August 30, 2019
Keith Haring’s Party of Life: Rare Clothing Items, 1984 – 86

Gallery 98 has recently acquired souvenir clothing items from Keith Haring’s annual Party of Life.  Planned around his May 4th birthday, Haring staged three Party of Life events from 1984 – 86.

August 27, 2019
Anton Perich’s NIGHT Magazine: STUDIO 54, CLUB CULTURE AS ART, 1978-79

Gallery 98 has recently acquired a collection of rare early issues of NIGHT magazine, perhaps the most visually compelling of the many independent publications that emerged in downtown New York in the 1970s and 80s. Founded by artist Anton Perich, NIGHT focused on NYC nightlife capturing an important “post-pop” moment…

July 30, 2019
Jean-Michel Basquiat Ephemera, 1981-88: Gallery Invites, Posters, & Publications

Over the years Gallery 98 has handled some of the best examples of Basquiat ephemera. Most of these items have already sold but since we are a research site for art historians, as well as an online gallery for collectors, we often leave sold items posted on the site. …

July 23, 2019
A Survey of Basquiat Ephemera, 1981-88: Announcement Cards, Posters & Publications

Similar to the way paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat have played a key role in the frenzy surrounding contemporary high-end art auctions, the same is happening in the more limited market of vintage contemporary art ephemera. The cards, posters and publications that feature Basquiat and chart the important moments in his short…

July 22, 2019
Downtown Art – Soho, Tribeca – 1970-78

The rise of downtown New York in the early 70’s as both an artist neighborhood and a gallery district is charted in this online exhibition featuring vintage invitation cards and posters. This carefully curated selection captures the moment pop and minimalism evolved into new forms of conceptual and political art.

July 9, 2019

The glory days of the East Village in the late 70’s and early 80’s are captured in this selection of vintage invitation cards, posters and other art ephemera. This carefully curated online exhibition includes gallery announcements, nightclub invites, and underground publications. Among those featured are David Wojnarowicz, Madonna, Richard Prince, Lady Pink,…

June 13, 2019
Posters by Wojnarowicz, Eisenman & others: ART GALLERY POSTERS FROM THE 1970s – 90s

For this poster, made not long after his diagnosis with AIDS, Haring pasted his own baby picture inside an image of an about-to-burst soap bubble: a frank metaphor for the life that would be cut short barely a year later.

June 10, 2019
Posters by Kusama, Haring & others: ART GALLERY POSTERS FROM THE 1970s – 90s

Amongst artist Joseph Beuys’ innovations was the idea of “social sculpture”, a concept that expands the definition of art to include human activity, and considers art’s potential to transform society.

June 5, 2019

The title of the 1987 exhibition by Julian Schnabel in the poster above may have political resonance today, but it actually comes from The Recognitions, a 1955 novel by William Gaddis about art, forgery, corrupt art critics and spiritual truths.

May 23, 2019
Curt Hoppe Downtown Portraits Catalogue Available Online

Glad to hear that Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project has now posted for free online viewing the catalogue for Curt Hoppe’s exhibition Downtown Portraits, 2010 – 2019. The 100-page catalogue includes reproductions of all of Hoppe’s twenty-four painted portraits and the 105 portrait photographs, along with essays by Walter Robinson, Carlo McCormick and…

May 16, 2019

On Friday, May 17th, there will be a screening at 7pm at Howl! Happening (6 East First St. NYC, 10003) of Walter Robinson: Artist Provocateur (2018), the most recent addition to Paul Tschinkel’s long-running videotape series ART/new york.

May 7, 2019

Mary Boone’s decision to close her galleries as she awaits her 30-month jail sentence for tax evasion brings to at least a temporary close one of the most public and successful careers in art dealing.

April 30, 2019
Curt Hoppe’s Downtown Portraits Opens With Acclaim

The opening of Curt Hoppe’s two-gallery exhibition of Downtown Portraits last week was a mobbed success. At Howl Happening, which is featuring all 105 photographic portraits, many of Hoppe’s subjects participated in a large group portrait:  A Great Day in Harlem – East Village style! At the Bernarducci Gallery, 22 giant portrait paintings rose…

April 23, 2019
Curt Hoppe’s Downtown Portraits: ONE SHOW – TWO GALLERIES – TWO OPENINGS

After nine years of obsessive work, Curt Hoppe’s bigger-than-life homage to the people who encouraged and inspired him when he first arrived in New York in the mid-70’s is ready to take center stage.  Consisting of 105 photographs and 24 monumental black-and-white hyperrealist paintings, Downtown Portraits is too big for…

April 16, 2019
Times Square Show Featured in Basquiat Exhibition

Amidst the abundance of exhibitions about Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Schunck Museum in Heerlen, NL has taken a different tack. Starting with drawings and photographs that Alexis Adler retained from 1979-80 when the 19-year-old Basquiat lived with her on East 12th Street, the Schunck curators have put the focus on the artist’s early years,…

January 16, 2019
Performance Pioneer Neke Carson at Mitchell Algus Gallery

It’s great to see that pioneering performance artist Neke Carson is getting a full scale retrospective at the Mitchell Algus Gallery (132 Delancey St, 2nd floor, NYC).  Always a bit off the radar, Carson is a true original who has built up a hardcore group of admirers over the years.

January 9, 2019
Punk Lust at The Museum of Sex: Gallery 98 Lends Items to the Exhibition

Gallery 98 is pleased to loan works to Punk Lust, the newest exhibition at The Museum of Sex in New York.  While the museum’s main purpose is to “preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance” of sex, it has also shown in its exhibitions a strong affinity to the…

December 18, 2018
Rebels of the Eighties: A New Video Series at Gucci Wooster

For the last month, the new Gucci store in SoHo has been continuously screening videos from the extensive collection of art programs produced by the prolific Paul Tschinkel. Starting Wednesday, December 19th and running through January 9th, a new curated selection of programs will include some of Tschinkel’s early efforts from…

November 20, 2018
Basquiat, Rammellzee and Annina Nosei – 1983: Two Cards Recall a Forgotten Connection

Two exhibition cards from February 1983 spotlight the role that gallery owner Annina Nosei played in the career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as in that of his contemporary Rammellzee. Nosei was Basquiat’s first real dealer, famously allowing him to use the basement of her SoHo gallery as his studio,…
instagram images

October 31, 2018
Gallery 98 is on Instagram

Gallery 98 is on Instagram. Each day, we post new images from our extensive inventory of announcement cards, posters, flyers, photographs and multiples connected to the downtown New York art world from the 1960’s through 2000. Gallery 98 is a place for both collectors and researchers. Follow us on Instagram at OnlineGallery98.

October 23, 2018
Andy Warhol Ephemera

When it comes to Art Ephemera, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is unsurpassed. Along with the usual exhibition announcements, posters, and publications, there are also his commercial works and his forays into popular formats like film, television, and magazine publishing.
M Henry Jones Master Shot 1977

October 10, 2018

Back in 1978 M. Henry Jones had legendary status at the School of Visual Arts. His senior project in animation was a Herculean effort that involved printing, cutting, and coloring thousands of photographs to create a 2:22 minute film of The Fleshtones performing Soul City.

September 26, 2018
A Man of Many Hats – Clayton Patterson

Clayton Patterson is an artist who wears many hats. Trained as a printmaker, he first worked in a fine arts print studio after his arrival in New York in 1979. His creative work has included just about every medium: sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, film, fashion, curating, journalism and publishing.
black currant just above midtown

September 12, 2018
Black Art Dealers?

The title, “Why Have There Been No Great Black Art Dealers,” of a recent article by Janelle Zara in the New York Times’ T Magazine was derived from the famous 1971 article by feminist art historian Linda Nochlin. Much like Nochlin, who was able to identify many successful women artists, T Magazine also  succeeded in finding important black art dealers.

August 23, 2018
The Girl Can Also Paint – Basquiat as Muse

Like the best art ephemera, the announcement card for Suzanne Mallouk’s exhibition at the East Village gallery Vox Populi (1985) has both a compelling image and an intriguing background story. Mallouk is best known for her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat as chronicled in her friend Jennifer Clement’s book Widow Basquiat:  A Love…

July 21, 2018
James Fuentes Gallery Illustrated Price List

There are only a few more days left to see this choice collection of announcement cards, flyers, posters, photographs, etc. usually only available for online viewing at Miller’s website Gallery 98. The Fuentes exhibition features top-tier ephemera selected to provide a capsule review of New York’s dynamic art world from the 1970s to 1990s.

July 17, 2018
Fuentes Reception and Article in VICE

The exhibition Downtown Art Ephemera, 1970s-1990s; Curated by Marc H Miller will run through July 25. Re-live one of the most interesting eras of contemporary art with a choice assortment of announcement cards, flyers, posters, photographs, and other vintage items by artists such as Basquiat, Goldin, Haring, Holzer, Hujar, Koons, Mapplethorpe, Piper, Prince, Schnabel, Smith, Sherman,…

July 10, 2018
James Fuentes Gallery Hosts Gallery 98

All the downtown New York art stars of that time are represented with top tier art ephemera:  Basquiat, Goldin, Haring, Holzer, Hujar, Koons, Mapplethorpe, Piper, Prince, Schnabel, Smith, Sherman, Warhol, Wojnarowicz etc.

July 3, 2018
Adrian Piper, Robert Colescott, Xu Bing

Gallery 98 specializes in art ephemera from the 1970’s – 1990’s.  The vintage announcements, posters, and flyers available for purchase online make for an affordable and practical way for art lovers to indulge their collecting passions.  Here are three new additions to our inventory.
Manifesto and Questionnaire for Maintenance Art

June 5, 2018
Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto and Questionnaire

Sifting through a collection of art ephemera is a bit like prospecting. Most of the time, the things that you find are of little or no interest, but every once in a while you strike intellectual gold.  That’s how we felt when we uncovered two items distributed by the pioneering…
basquiat card for annina nosei

May 16, 2018
Redefining Art Collecting – The Booming Market for Art Ephemera

When artist and curator Marc H. Miller started Gallery 98 five years ago, his goal was to help promote the downtown artists from COLAB who were part of his peer group in the 1970’s and 80’s. The announcement cards, flyers, photographs, and low-price multiples that were posted captured the visual feel…
Cropped Gallery Logo collection

April 11, 2018
A Golden Age Of Art Ephemera

The end of the century was a golden age for print ephemera. Art galleries in particular valued quality graphics.  Featuring carefully selected type and imagery, many of the announcements sent out by galleries were designed by the exhibiting artists themselves. Looking at this ephemera, today, provides a capsule history of the…
front of Chuck Close Pace/MacGill card

March 28, 2018
New Collection of Art Ephemera Acquired

Complaining about the high price of art and your lack of wall space? As printed invites give way to the digital era, old announcement cards and flyers exist as an important record of the past. Vintage ephemera connected to your favorite artists and art movements is the practical way to stay involved…
Bettie Photo

March 15, 2018
Remembering Bettie Ringma (1944-2018)

The passing of Bettie Ringma last week had special resonance here at Gallery 98.  From 1975 to 1982, Ringma was both the partner and a creative collaborator of Marc H Miller, Gallery 98’s founder. Their collaborative work from 40 years ago has continued to connect them, especially in recent years as it has enjoyed renewed attention.
Bobby G. Money Talks pin

February 22, 2018
Brand New: Art & Commodity in the 1980’s

Gallery 98 is pleased to have lent works by Charlie Ahearn, John Ahearn, Jane Dickson, Stefan Eins, Bobby G., Jenny Holzer, Christof Kohlhofer, Dick Miller, Tom Otterness, and Christy Rupp to the exhibition Brand New: Art & Commodity in the 1980’s, which opens at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. on February 14th.

January 20, 2018
Stigter van Doesburg Exhibit Opening

The exhibition of the Polaroid photographs taken by Bettie Ringma and Marc Miller in the bars of Amsterdam in 1979-1980 got plenty of attention when it opened at the Stigter Van Doesburg Gallery this past week. Here are some excerpts from English language press and a video of the opening ceremonies.

January 13, 2018
Amsterdam Polaroids 1979-1980

In 1979 artists Bettie Ringma and Marc H. Miller moved from New York City to Amsterdam, and needed a way to support themselves. Remembering a photographer they’d seen selling Polaroid portraits at Coney Island, Miller and Ringma decided to try the same in Amsterdam’s bars and cafés. Over the next…

December 14, 2017
Post-Apocalyptic East Village Landmark, the Gas Station

Of the many galleries and art spaces that opened in the 1980s East Village, none was as visually conspicuous as the converted, open-air “Gas Station” at the corner of Avenue B and East Second Street. After curator Ruben Garcia secured the lease to the lot, a group of metal sculptors had…

December 6, 2017
Redtape Magazine, 1982-1992

“Redtape” was a DIY magazine that showcased experimental literature and art from the downtown New York scene in the ’70s and ’80s. Gallery 98 acquired four issues and accompanying party invitations.

November 29, 2017
The Loss of a Lower East Side Art Stalwart: Toyo Tsuchiya, 1948–2017

We here at Gallery 98 are sad to share the news of the unexpected death, on Thanksgiving Day, of photographer and artist Toyo Tsuchiya. We have had the pleasure of working with Toyo over the last four months, organizing Gallery 98’s most recent online exhibition, Linus Coraggio, Toyo…

November 8, 2017
Rivington School Sculpture Garden

Gallery 98’s current online exhibition Linus Coraggio, Toyo Tsuchiya, and the Rivington School, 1983–95 resurrects the idiosyncratic junkyard sculpture garden created by artists who called themselves the “Rivington School.” A chaotic collection of metal scraps welded together, reaching 20 feet high at some points, the crammed assemblage was demolished in 1987.

November 1, 2017
Illegal Sculpture Garden, Demolished by Police in 1987, Resurrected in New Online Exhibition

Back in the mid-1980s, when New York’s Lower East Side was still a ruined landscape of abandoned buildings and empty lots, a huge sculpture had a dramatic presence at the intersection of Rivington and Forsyth Street. With points rising up to twenty feet high, the densely packed jungle of welded scrap…

October 25, 2017
Another Joke by Anthony Haden-Guest

In the hip circles of downtown New York, we know the phenomenon well: a friend or club acquaintance suddenly gets a big break and then, well, just disappears. Gallery 98 got this cartoon by celebrity journalist Anthony Haden-Guest in the best possible way: an auction of art by celebrities from…

October 18, 2017
Vintage Downtown Ephemera on Instagram

Each day, we post an image from our extensive inventory of vintage art and ephemera from downtown New York in the 1970s and ’80s. A source for original posters, flyers, announcements, photographs, and multiples, Gallery 98 covers late-twentieth-century innovations in art, music, film, performance, and other media. All items are…

October 11, 2017
Basquiat Talks

Amidst the flurry of press surrounding the Basquiat exhibition in England are interviews in Dazed and Flashbak with Gallery 98’s Marc H. Miller, about the interview he conducted with Basquiat in 1982 for Paul Tschinkel’s video series ART/new york. While many photographs of Basquiat exist, as well as film footage of the artist at work,…