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

Anton Perich’s NIGHT
Studio 54, Club Culture as Art, 1978-79

Anton Perich, 2013, photo by Curt Hoppe; Patti Hansen, NIGHT Magazine Issue 1; Andy Warhol with NIGHT Magazine, 1979, photo by Perich.

One of the reasons that the art world in the 1970s and 80s was so appealing was its close connection to New York nightlife.  The relationship between nightclubs and art was at times superficial, but it could also be profound in ways that fundamentally altered both the content and format of serious visual art.  The little known magazine NIGHT captures this phenomenon with striking photographs that show how fashion, art, and music intermixed at clubs like Studio 54 and encouraged both the rise of performance and new forms of post-pop celebrity media art.

NIGHT was the creation of artist and photographer Anton Perich who, inspired by Andy Warhol’s Interview, made the decision to publish his own magazine using his own money.   The first issue of NIGHT was devoted exclusively to Studio 54 and consisted entirely of Perich’s photographs along with a few advertisements from Halston and other fashion businesses.  Perich was also the magazine’s art director whose choice of an oversized 17” x 21” format on quality white paper stock gave the picture newspaper its distinctive visual identity.

Gallery 98 has been fortunate to acquire a collection of some of the early issues (September 1978 to 1979) along with related promotional material.

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Invitation to NIGHT Magazine’s Premiere Issue Party at Studio 54, Art by Victor Hugo, Card, 1978

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NIGHT Magazine, Vol 1 #1, Studio 54 Special, Anton Perich, Rod Stewart & Alana Hamilton, Patti Hansen, Huntington Hartford, September 1978

Advertising Newsstand Counter Card for NIGHT Magazine Issue #1, 1978

NIGHT Magazine, Vol. 1 #2, Anton Perich, Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Joe Frazer, 1978

Advertising Newsstand Counter Card for NIGHT Magazine Issue #2, 1978

NIGHT Magazine, Vol. 1 #3, Xenon Special, Anton Perich, Sylvester Stallone, Muhammad Ali, 1978

Advertising Newsstand Counter Card for NIGHT Magazine Issue #3, 1978

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NIGHT Magazine, Vol 1 #4, Regine’s Special, Anton Perich, Catherine Deneuve, Devo, 1978

NIGHT Magazine, Vol 2 #2, Anton Perich, Antonio Lopez, 1979

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NIGHT Magazine, Vol 2 #3, Anton Perich, Victor Hugo, 1979

Advertising Newsstand Counter Card for NIGHT Magazine Vol. 2 #3, 1979

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NIGHT Magazine, Vol 2 #4, Anton Perich, Antonio Lopez, 1979

NIGHT Magazine, Vol 2 #5, Fiorucci Boutique, Anton Perich, Brooke Shields, Antonio Lopez, 1979

Portrait of Andy Warhol with NIGHT Magazine, Signed Photo by Anton Perich, c. 1979

Portrait of Andy Warhol with Tape Recorder, Signed and Framed Photo by Anton Perich, c. 1979