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July 30, 2015
Some Recent Articles about 98 Bowery

Gallery 98 has been featured in recent articles, highlighting alternative publications and exhibitions, as well as interviews with curator Marc H. Miller.

July 16, 2015
Early ’80s posters: Basquiat, Haring, Holzer

Gallery 98 has added new items to our inventory, including a rare 1985 poster—illustrated by a pointed Jenny Holzer text—for what proved to be a controversial exhibition curated by the Guerrilla Girls. When the Guerrilla Girls, in their campaign for gender equality, criticized the Palladium for ignoring women artists, the nightclub…

July 9, 2015
New York underground press, 1970s-’90s

At the heart of the cultural renaissance in downtown New York during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s was a DIY (do-it-yourself) attitude that spawned not only new music, art, clubs and galleries but also a host of alternative publications that covered all the new action.

July 2, 2015
No Wave Film Stills, 1970s & ’80s

The No Wave films produced in downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s remain an intriguing hybrid of art, fashion, music, and performance. No film was more evocative of the No Wave genre than Amos Poe’s The Foreigner, with its noir narrative and glamorous cast of musicians, artists and nightlife…

June 25, 2015
Crying Policeman, 1980

Much of the art featured on Gallery 98 is connected with Collaborative Projects Inc.(COLAB), a loosely organized artists’ group that helped lead the shift towards more socially engaged art in the 1980s. One of COLAB’s most notorious actions was The Real Estate Show, a theme exhibition about real estate that took place…

June 16, 2015
Opening Tomorrow: The Last Party

Gallery 98 is participating in The Last Party, an exhibition curated by Anthony Haden-Guest spotlighting the “creative ferment” that surrounded the New York club scene in the 1970s and ’80s. The exhibition includes many of Gallery 98’s favorite artists, such as: Roberta Bayley, Neke Carson, David Godlis, Curt Hoppe, Marc H. Miller, Anton Perich, Marcia Resnick, Bettie…

June 11, 2015
When Art Was Part of the Party, 1970s and ’80s

Gallery 98 is lending works to the The Last Party, an upcoming exhibition curated by Anthony Haden-Guest that will spotlight the “creative ferment” that exploded around the New York club scene in the 1970s and ’80s. The Last Party opens next Wednesday, June 17, at the non-profit art space White Box on Broome…

June 4, 2015
Fashion Moda T-Shirts

The downtown art world of the 1970s and ’80s was mostly separate from the established uptown galleries where works sold for high prices to the art elite. Downtown was a low-budget affair, a place where artists exhibited in shabby do-it-yourself spaces that catered mostly to other young and broke artists.

May 20, 2015
Art and Punk

Last week’s email calling attention to the historic “Punk Art” exhibition catalogue (1978) posted on seems to have struck a responsive chord. Most gratifying is the Huffington Post article “16 Images That Capture The Dark And Beautiful Love Affair Between Art And Punk.”…

May 14, 2015
Punk Art Catalogue, 1978

Gallery 98 features art and ephemera from the radical fringes of downtown New York during the 1970s and ’80s. These were the years when artists turned away from abstraction and began to confront real-life issues, including politics and sexual identity. 98 Bowery, the parent site of Gallery 98, tells this history as…

May 7, 2015
Street Posters by Anton Van Dalen, Early 1980s

Artist Anton Van Dalen has long found both a purpose and an audience in the community of the East Village, where he has lived for more than forty years. In the 1980s, his street posters—which addressed the neighborhood’s rampant social ills—became familiar sights for local residents. These were the years when much of the…

April 30, 2015
East Village Yuppie (1986) and More…

Working closely with the artists and musicians who were at the center of East Village culture in the 1970s and 1980s, Gallery 98 offers collectors and institutions rare objects that bear witness to one of New York’s most creative periods. We have recently replenished our supply of the East Village Eye, Leonard Abrams’…