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

Mary Boone Gallery:
A Fabled History in Art Ephemera

Mary Boone’s decision to close her galleries as she gets ready to begin serving a 30-month jail sentence for tax evasion, brings to a halt the storied reign of one of New York’s most public and successful dealers. Boone rose rapidly from gallery girl at the Bykert Gallery in the 1970s to being heralded in 1982 as “The New Queen of the Art Scene” on the cover of New York magazine.   During the years that Soho was the art center, her gallery was one of the most prominent. She later expanded into new spaces on Fifth Avenue (1996) and then to Chelsea (2000).

Boone was strategic, persuasive, and she had an eye for talent. All three of these qualities came into play when in late 1977 she launched her gallery in a tiny ground-floor space in Soho’s most prestigious building, 420 West Broadway. Her gallery was small but it was close to some of the art world’s top dealers and she was soon collaborating with her upstairs neighbor, the legendary Leo Castelli.

Julian Schnabel’s  two gallery exhibition at the Boone Gallery and Leo Castelli Gallery in 1981 was a major event that not only launched Schnabel’s career, but also brought attention to Boone’s gallery and helped publicize “neo-expressionism” as the most prominent new art style of the 80’s.   A year later in 1982 Boone and Castelli successfully coordinated exhibitions again, this time with David Salle.

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Mary Boone Gallery, Gary Stephan, Alan Uglow…, Card, 1978

Mary Boone Gallery, Julian Schnabel, First Exhibition, Card & Reception Invite, 1979

Mary Boone Gallery, Julian Schnabel, Card, 1979

Mary Boone Gallery, Ross Bleckner, First Exhibition, Card, 1979

Mary Boone Gallery, Donald (Newman), Card, 1980

Matt Mullican card

Mary Boone Gallery, Matt Mullican, Folded Card, 1980

Mary Boone Gallery, Ross Bleckner, Folded Card, 1980

Mary Boone Gallery, Gary Stephan, Folded Card, 1981

Robin Winters Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Gallery, Robin Winters, Folded Card, 1981

David Salle card for Mary Boone Gallery, inside photo

Mary Boone Gallery, David Salle, First Exhibition, Folded Card, 1981

inside of Mary Boone Gallery card, unfolded

Mary Boone Gallery, Julian Schnabel, Folded Card, 1981

Julian Schanebl poster for Leo Castelli Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery

Leo Castelli Gallery & Mary Boone Gallery, Julian Schnabel, Poster, 1981

Mary Boone Gallery card inside photo

Mary Boone Gallery, Rainer Fetting & Helmut Middendorf, Folded Card, 1981

inside photo for Mary Boone Gallery card

Mary Boone Gallery, McClard, Salle, Winters, Bleckner, Schnabel, Newman, Stephan and Mullican, Folded Card, 1981

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Mary Boone Gallery, Salle, Schnabel, Winters, Folded Card, 1981

Mary Boone Gallery, David Salle, Folded Card, 1982

David Salle poster for Leo Castelli Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery

Leo Castelli Gallery & Mary Boone Gallery, David Salle, Poster, 1982

Mary Boone Gallery, Rainer Fetting, Folded Card, 1982

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

Eric Fischl card for Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Eric Fischl, Card, 1984

Sigmar Polke card for Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Sigmar Polke, Card, 1985

Jean-Michel Basquiat card for Mary Boone Gallery

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

Francesco Clemente card for Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Francesco Clemente, Card, 1985

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, A. R. Penck, Oversized 3-Fold Card, 1985

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Jörg Immendorff, Oversized 3-Fold Card, 1986

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Sigmar Polke, Folded Card, 1986

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Brice Marden, New Paintings, Folded Card, 1987

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Barbara Kruger, Folded Card, 1987

Sherrie Levine for mary Boone

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Sherrie Levine, Folded Card, 1987

Mary Boone Michael Werner Gallery, Eric Fischl, Folded Card, 1988

Bob Colacello portrait of Andy Warhol

Mary Boone Gallery, Bob Colacello, Andy Warhol, Folded Card, 1990

Mary Boone Gallery, Eric Fischl, Folded Card, 1990

tim rollins and K.O.S. at Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Gallery, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Folded Card, 1992

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Mary Boone Gallery, David Salle, Folded Card, 1994

Art Now, Mary Boone Gallery, Ross Bleckner, 106-Page Gallery Guide, June 1994

Mary Boone Gallery, Ellen Gallagher, Folded Card, 1996

Mary Boone Gallery (5th Avenue), Peter Halley, Folded Card, 2000

Eric Fischl Mary Boone 2000

Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea), Eric Fischl, Folded Card, 2000