We’re big fans of Marc H. Miller’s Gallery 98, which documents vintage art and ephemera from the once thriving downtown New York art scene in the 1970s and ‘80s. From posters by a young Keith Haring to DIY exhibition flyers and more, Gallery 98 captures the scene as it really was, no romanticizing whatsoever (see: the Youth Defense Campaign’s flyers condemning police violence after the Tompkins Square Park riots). Gallery 98’s Instagram page is a great resource to get acquainted with the era and an endless source of fascination. See a preview in our gallery.
The announcement for Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1988 exhibition at Vrej Baghoomian gallery—the artist's last exhibition while he was alive—shows him clutching his prized copy of Jack Kerouac's *The Subterraneans*. Read more at http://gallery.98bowery.com/news/basquiats-last-exhibition-1988/ #Basquiat #JeanMichelBasquiat #JackKerouac #RidingWithDeath #EastVillageArt