Gallery 98

Art Ephemera 1963 – 2001

From the Exhibition: 40 Top Art Events of the Downtown Era: A Timeline, 1974–1992

Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman, New Work, Card, 1981

Offset print, 7 1/2″ x 5″.

Helene Winer was the director of Artists Space, and Cindy Sherman the receptionist, in the late 1970s, when the non-profit gallery was located in the Fine Arts Building, where it hosted the groundbreaking exhibition “Pictures.” Winer went on, with Janelle Reiring, to found the commercial gallery Metro Pictures, where Sherman made the switch to featured artist. Sherman’s second solo show at Metro Pictures (advertised here) featured her first large color photographs. She is now one of the most prominent artists associated with the “Pictures Generation.”

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DOWNTOWN ERA EXHIBITION HOMEPAGE

From the Exhibition: 40 Top Art Events of the Downtown Era: A Timeline, 1974–1992