Gallery 98

ART EPHEMERA 1960s – 1990s

Gallery 98 is for collectors and researchers alike. We specialize in announcement cards, posters, publications and other art ephemera from the 1960s - 1990s. For all inquiries: 98bowery@gmail.com

A Survey of Jean-Michel Basquiat Ephemera: Announcement Cards, Posters and Publications 1981-88

Paul Tschinkel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, ART/new york videotape Young Expressionists, 1983

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 career are among the most coveted examples of this new category of art collectible.

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.  This online exhibition features these, as well as items still in our inventory; our goal is to provide an easily accessible survey of important Basquiat ephemera.  The thirty-eight Basquiat items featured here do not comprise a complete collection of the printed ephemera produced during his life.  They do however give a good idea of his career highlights and of the group exhibitions that he participated in alongside other artists in his milieu.

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p.s. 1 poster for New York / New Wave

P.S. 1, New York / New Wave, Poster, February – April 1981

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collective keith haring steve mass lower manhattan drawing show

77 White Street Gallery, Mudd Club, Basquiat, Keith Haring, Steve Mass, Lower Manhattan Drawing Show, Press Release, February 1981

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mudd club card for futura 2000 exhibition

Mudd Club, Futura 2000, Basquiat, Rammellzee…, Beyond Words, Card, April 1981

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Galleria d’Arte Emilio Mazzoli, SAMO (Jean-Michel Basquiat), Card with Drawing of a Crown by JMB on back, May 1981

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basquiat card for annina nosei

Annina Nosei Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Card, March – April 1982

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basquiat gogosian card 1982

Larry Gagosian Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paintings, Card, April – May 1982

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Alexander F. Milliken Inc, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Wojnarowicz…, Fast, Group Exhibition Catalogue, June – July 1982

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the pressure to paint exhibition catalogue

Marlborough Gallery, Diego Cortez, Basquiat, Haring, Schnabel, Kiefer, Clemente, The Pressure to Paint, Exhibition Catalogue, June – July 1982

Fun Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Color Xerox Flyer, 1982

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crucifix show basquiat haring lewitt mapplethorpe

Barbara Gladestone Gallery, Basquiat, Haring, Mapplethorpe, The Crucifix Show, Card, December 1982 – January 1983

Interview Magazine, Basquiat Article, Geldzahler, Van Der Zee, January Issue, 1983

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tony shafrazi basquiat champions group show

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Basquiat, Futura, Haring and others, Champions, Card, January – February 1983

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jean-michel basquiat annina nosei gallery

Annina Nosei Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anatomy, Card, February – March 1983

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From portfolio by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Paris Review, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Issue 87, Spring 1983

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card for The Black and White show, curated by Lorainne O'Grady

Kenkeleba Gallery, The Black and White Show curated by Lorraine O’Grady, Basquiat, Fekner, Haring, Piper, Card, April – May 1983

Basquiat group show at Sidney Janis Gallery

Sidney Janis Gallery, Basquiat, Group Show, Card, May 1983

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Food for Soup Kitchen poster by Jean Michael Basquiat and Catherine Hazard

Fashion Moda, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Food For Soup Kitchens, Poster, October 1983

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Basquiat, Crash, Daze, Futura, Haring, Post-Graffiti Catalogue, December 1983

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P.S. 1, Warhol, Basquiat… ,The New Portrait curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Poster, April – June 1984

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Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Basquiat, Salle, Fischl, Drawings, Oversized 3-Fold Card, June 1984

bomb magazine

BOMB Magazine at Blum Helman Gallery, Basquiat, Clemente, Haring, Kruger, Benefit Show Invite, December 1984

Promotional card for ART/new york's video documentary, "Graffiti / Post-Graffiti," 1984.

ART/new york, Lady Pink, Basquiat, Rammellzee, Keith Haring, Graffiti/Post-Graffiti Announcement, 1984

Jean-Michel Basquiat card for Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Card, March 1985

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Chi Chi Show group show card with Jean-Michel Basquiat

Massimo Audiello Gallery, Basquiat, Condo, Schnabel, The Chi-Chi Show, Card, March 1985

university art museum with jean michel basquiat 1985

University Art Museum, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Six Paintings, Card, June – August 1985

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poster for AREA group show with Basquiat, Warhol, Haring

AREA, Basquiat, Haring, Warhol, Benefit For Haitian Children, Poster, September 1985

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Warhol, Basquiat, Paintings, Poster, September – October 1985

Limelight poster for Art Against Apartheid benefit

Limelight, Basquiat, Afrika Bambaataa, Dondi, Art Against Apartheid, Benefit Poster, February 1986

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what is it group show at Tony Shafrazi Gallery - front

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Basquiat, Haring, Scharf, Schnabel, Warhol, What It Is, Card, September 1986

Holly Solomon Gallery, Basquiat, Holzer, Warhol and others, Text & Image: The Wording of American Art, Card, December 1986 – January 1987

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basquiat group show card for gabrielle bryers gallery

Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, Basquiat, Condo, Paintings – Drawings, Card, May 1987

jean-michel basquiat exhibition card

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Jean Michel Basquiat, Simon Linke, Card, May – June 1987

basquiat logos anne plumb gallery

Anne Plumb Gallery, Basquiat, Broodthaers and others, LOGOS, Card, December 1987 – January 1988

basquiat condo works on paper gabrielle bryers

Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, Basquiat, Condo and others, Works on Paper, Card, January – February 1988

Vrej Baghoomian, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Exhibition Invitation, April – June 1988

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El Bohio auction front cover

El Bohio, Contemporary Art Auction Catalog, May 1988

jean-michel basquiat memorial card 1988

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Memorial Gathering Invitation, November 1988

samo graffiti card

Emily Harvey Gallery, Henry Flynt, The Samo Graffiti, Card, March – April 1991

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