The rise of downtown New York in the early 70’s as both an artist neighborhood and a gallery district is charted in this online exhibition featuring vintage invitation cards and posters. This carefully curated selection captures the moment pop and minimalism evolved into new forms of conceptual and political art. Among those featured are Lynda Benglis, Joseph Beuys, Nancy Spero, Jenny Holzer, Andy Warhol, and Vito Acconci.
Downtown Art World is a new addition of the website 98 Bowery 1969-89: View From the Top Floor. It is one of a number of new art ephemera selections that add context tp a site that tells the story of one artist’s experiences while living on the Bowery.
The items come from Gallery 98, an online store affiliated with 98 Bowery that specializes in collectable art ephemera from downtown New York.