The end of the century was a golden age for print ephemera. Art galleries in particular valued quality graphics. Featuring carefully selected type and imagery, many of the announcements sent out by galleries were designed by the exhibiting artists themselves. Looking at this ephemera, today, provides a capsule history of the artists, galleries, and cultural concerns of the last decades of the 20th century.
Gallery 98 has been fortunate to recently acquire a large archive of gallery announcements and flyers from the 1970’s – 1990’s. It will take us a few months to process all of this material, but as we proceed, we will be posting some of the more interesting items on our New Additions page. Keep checking – we will be adding new items every few days.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, Julian Schnabel, Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger, Futura 2000, Jenny Holzer, Hannah Wilke, Philip Glass, Pina Bausch, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Rammellzee, Colette, Edward Ruscha, Adrian Piper, Taylor Mead, Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, Walter Robinson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sol Lewitt, Carolee Schneemann, Greer Lankton, Yvonne Rainer, Joan Jonas, Robert Colescott, Nam June Paik.