Friday, January 20

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

John Cohen, Red Grooms transporting artwork to Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960.
"Between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, the New York art scene was transformed by artist-run galleries. Inventing Downtown presents works from fourteen of these crucibles of experimentation, highlighting artists’ efforts to create new exhibition venues for innovative works of art—ranging from abstract and figurative painting, assemblage, sculpture, and works on paper to groundbreaking installations and performances. ..."
Grey Art Gallery
Grey Art Gallery: Images
NY Times: ‘Inventing Downtown’ Recalls When Artists Ran the Galleries
WSJ: ‘Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965’ Review: The Good Old Days
amazon: Inventing Downtown
WNYC: Remembering the Tenth Street Galleries
YouTube: inventing downtown