112 Greene Street by Jessamyn Fiore
The Early Years, 1970-1974

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You find yourself wishing only that she had taken a year or two more, to dig even deeper...
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112 Greene Street was one of New York’s first alternative, artist-run venues. Started in October 1970 by Jeffrey Lew, Gordon Matta-Clark and Alan Saret, among others, the building became a focal point for a young generation of artists seeking a substitute for New York’s established gallery circuit, and provided the stage for a singular moment of artistic invention and freedom that was at its peak between 1970 and 1974. This extensively researched volume is the culmination of David Zwirner’s January 2011 exhibition of the same name, gathering a number of works exhibited at 112 Greene Street (by Matta-Clark, Vito Acconci, Tina Girouard, Suzanne Harris, Jene Highstein, Larry Miller, Alan Saret and Richard Serra among others), alongside extensive interviews with many of the artists involved, a timeline of the early years at 112 Greene Street and installation views of the 2011 exhibition.
 

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Gordon Matta-Clark (1943 to 1978) showed at the Holly Solomon Gallery during his lifetime. His first posthumous retrospective traveled for 4 years to 14 venues, exponentially increasing the number of museums to have exhibited his work. Further solo shows have since been held at Paris's Jeu de Paume, London's Serpentine Gallery and New York's Dia Center for the Arts. Conceptual artist Vito Acconci is known for his work in performance and video art.
 
Published July 31, 2012 by David Zwirner. 192 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Randy Kennedy on Jul 25 2012

You find yourself wishing only that she had taken a year or two more, to dig even deeper...

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