New, Used & Improved: Art for the 80's


Capturing the wild energies of the 80's New York arts scene, New, Used & Improved is an explosive compilation of the loud, fun and simply weird works of "the first generation of artists weaned on the mass media, a generation that grew up on popular culture -- and liked it." Beginning in the late 70's it follows the emergence of the new world of the art star through the careers of artists such as Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. It was a world suffused with art. From the huge and intricate dioramas, displays and installations at clubs like Area and The Palladium to artist's furniture that blurred the distinction between furniture and sculpture, a-la Scott Burton's granite chaise lounge. The range of works shown here is astounding, and needless to say - exciting!

Publisher: Abbeville Press

Publication date: 1987

Details; Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st Edition. 159p.

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