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There are many reasons for people to be interested in art ephemera — a type of collectible that also has the advantage of being small, easy to store, and modestly priced. Many collectors follow specific artists, but others just appreciate catchy images that they can casually display on a bookcase or coffee table.
Here Gallery 98 highlights three popular collecting categories. PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS is a type of image that galleries sometimes use on announcement cards in place of a reproduction of the artist’s work. PERFORMANCE ART has special importance given the transitory nature of performances that leave little else behind. And NUDES & PINUPS shows that artists sometimes embrace themes of popular interest, and that you don’t have to be an art aficionado to want to own an item of art ephemera.
David Hockney, Recent Editions, photo by Richard Schmidt, card, Pace Prints, 1999
Size: 8 x 5.25 inches Inches
Kiki Smith, New Sculpture, photo by Stephen Klein, folded card, Anthony d’Offay Gallery (London), 1993
Size: 6.25 x 8 Inches
William Pope.L, George is in the Lake, flyer, Franklin Furnace, 1989
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Colette, Justine & The Victorian Punks, documentation of a performance at the art space P.S. 1 and later in the window of the boutique Fiorucci, mixed media, 1978
Size: 12.25 x 12.25 inches
John De Andrea, Self Portrait with Sculpture, Card, Foster Goldstrom Fine Arts, 1980
Size: 4.25 x 6 inches
Bruce Weber, Abercrombie & Fitch, cover of Annual Shareholders Report, 2002
Size: 9 x 11 inches