During the 1980s, New York City teemed with cultural activity—and new venues and mediums for art. Rough-hewn streets still bore the traces of the economic collapse of the 1970s, and many artists responded to urban blight, economic inequality, and the first wave of the AIDS pandemic. At the same time, artists took on the glittering excesses of commodity culture—in a city seen as the finance capital of the world—and the global expansion of the art market. Some, such as Sherrie Levine, even forecasted the end of art itself. Creating work for a growing network of galleries, studios, and storefronts, these artists engaged their local communities and neighborhoods, but they also probed their own personal and private lives. They depicted their friends and lovers, their anxieties and desires—and invented new forms of sculpture and image-making for a changing landscape.
- MoMA, Floor 2, 202
17 works online
Terry AdkinsAmerican, 1953–20147 exhibitions, 4 works online
Alvin BaltropAmerican, 1948–20043 exhibitions, 6 works online
Robert GoberAmerican, born 195435 exhibitions, 54 works online
Jenny HolzerAmerican, born 195023 exhibitions, 22 works online
Jeff KoonsAmerican, born 195518 exhibitions, 11 works online
- There are 10 artists in this collection gallery online.