"Totally Rad: New York in the 80s" Exhibition

Paul Kasmin Gallery

poster for "Totally Rad: New York in the 80s" Exhibition

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In June of 1980, Collaborative Projects organized the Times Square Show, held in a former bus depot and massage parlor, allowing artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Julian Schnabel to exhibit work in the newly-revived city. Institutional support followed from P.S.1 with New York/New Wave, which galvanized the careers of young talent in an unprecedented fashion. Fueled by an influx of wealth and an opulence of spending, the art world became a scene unto itself—in the words of Steven Hager, "underground ideas became marketable commodities, blatant careerism was in fashion, and young painters were rapidly replacing rock stars at the forefront of youth culture."

[Image: Keith Haring “Self Portrait” (1989) painted aluminum 48 x 27.5 x 33 in.]



from July 10, 2008 to September 06, 2008
Opening Reception: July 10, 6-8 pm.

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