Director's Seminar

Tuesday April 9

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4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

Director’s Seminars - The Eighties: Age of Excess

A four-part seminar exploring the art, film, music and literature of a crazy but complex era that poses one huge question: How great was the art and will it endure?

Session I: Art After Midnight

The intimate secrets and complicated relationships (Fischl, Gornik, Salle, Bleckner, Haring Salle, Basquiat) that made the East Village so different from SoHo or uptown, and the ways in which the dance clubs (Mudd Club, Club 57, Area, Danceteria) became an alternative to the gallery scene. Inevitably, we will talk about the skyrocketing market and the role of dealers and auction houses.