Marc H. Miller’s website 98 Bowery describes the downtown New York art and music scene as Miller observed it, from a top-floor Bowery loft, in the years 1969–1989. Gallery 98 is the online store for 98 Bowery: a place for students and collectors to find art and ephemera created during this dynamic era.
“Andrew Castrucci and Bullet Space: An Art Squat in the 1980s and ’90s,” Gallery 98’s latest exhibition, captures the last days of the wild, pre-gentrification East Village. Bullet Space, one of the rare squats to survive the era, became a hub for artistic production, thanks in part to the presence of trained printmaker Andrew Castrucci. For the street poster project and artists’ book Your House Is Mine (1988–1992), Castrucci worked with the East Village’s most prominent street artists—among them David Wojnarowicz, Lady Pink, and Martin Wong—on a set of stridently political prints.
Other current exhibitions at Gallery 98 recount the historical intersection of art and nightlife: “The Night Time Is the Right Time: NYC Nightclub Ephemera, 1980s,” “Cara Perlman: Finger-Paint Portraits, Tin Pan Alley, 1982–1982,” and “The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008).” In addition to Gallery 98’s online exhibitions, other pieces (including many associated with the artists’ group Collaborative Projects, Inc., and many associated with the rise of graffiti art) can be seen on Gallery 98’s extensive inventory page.