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For artists, the final decades of the 20th century were a time of heightened self-awareness, a period when many people began to explore their own lives and find content in issues of personal identity. Accompanying this were demands for political change that soon established the foundations for a new, more multicultural art world with an increased sensitivity to ethnic, gender and sexual diversity.
Much of this story is reflected in the art ephemera from these years. Because this history is just as important as the story of individual artists and galleries, Gallery 98 makes it accessible through search prompts organized by themes. Below are three major categories – African Diaspora, LGBTQ, Women — with a selection of examples from each of the themes. Click on the headings to see more.
Fred Wilson, Card, Gracie Mansion Gallery, 1990
Card. Size: 6.5 x 4.5 Inches
Richard Yarde, Savoy, a three-dimensional installation of the Savoy Ballroom at The Studio Museum, folded card, Studio Museum in Harlem, 1983
Card. Size: 4.5 x 6.25 Inches
Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African-American Art, group show with Richmond Barthe, John Biggers, Houston Conwill, Lois Mailou Jones, Bill Traylor, and others, press kit with photo, handout, and object list, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,1991, cover by Ed Love “The Sweet Rockets from The Arkestra” (1988)
Press kit with multiple items including two press releases, a press photograph, and a complete object list. Size: 9 x 12 Inches
Stonewall 20th Anniversary Exhibition, group show with Keith Haring, Gran Fury, Martin Wong, poster and xerox handout with floor plans, National Museum of Lesbian and Gay History, 1989
Keith Haring image size: 11 x 8.5 Inches.
Poster size: 11 x 17.5 Inches.
Jack Waters, The Male Gayze, a video being screened in conjunction with the exhibition Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, card, 1995
Card. Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
PAPER Magazine, RuPaul: World’s Biggest Supermodel, cover photo by Mark Contratto, June 1993
Magazine. Size: 8.5 x 10.25
Martha Ross Edelheit, “The Contortionist and The Pussy Cat II,” card for the exhibition Cutouts, Women’s Interart Center, 1984
Card. Size: 5 x 7 inches
A.I.R. Gallery, Women Artists From Japan, with Toshiko Horiuchi, Masa Komoto, Kimiyo Mishima, Yuko Nimura, Etsuko Tada, and Momoko Yamada, (organized by Michiko MIyamoto), 28-page catalogue and press Release, 1978
28-page catalogue. Size: 8 x 8 inches
Women’s Caucus for Art, Now You See Us: Protest Picket March Celebrate, a day of protests outside the Whitney, Guggenheim, and Metropolitan Museums, flyer and letter, 1986
Flyer. Size: 8.5 x 14 inches