East Village USA. Dan Cameron, Liza Kerwin, Lydia Lunch, Patti Astor, Julie Ault, Penny Arcade, Alan W. Moore, curator, texts.
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA
East Village USA

East Village USA

New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, french flaps.

"The lively ethnic mix and openness of the [East Village] put a high priority on inclusiveness and community. Everyone was accepted there, and the sense of possibility, irreverence, radicalism, politics, and fun led to a 24/7 carnival atmosphere." Scarce exhibition catalog for a show at NYC's New Museum featuring a visual history of the 1980s East Village artist community. As artists began to move in, the neighborhood saw the rise of hybrid nightlife-art spaces, storefront galleries, and other low-overhead alternatives to SoHo’s rapid gentrification. The renegade art scene that emerged emphasized film, music, and performance art alongside traditional media, working in a variety of styles from graffiti to punk to Neo-Geo. This exhibition at the New Museum collects over 150 works by more than 75 visual artists and performers including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Martha Cooper, Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Klaus Nomi, Kenny Scharf, Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, among many others. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates, photos and reproductions; with a foreword by Lisa Phillips, director of the New Museum, an exhibition checklist and contributors' biographies. Fine. Item #4011

$500.00