The Brand New Mediums of Art

Jeff Koons, New! New Too!, 1983. Lithograph billboard mounted on cotton; 123 x 272 in (312.4 x 690.9 cm).
From the left, on the wall: David Robbin’s Talent (1986), 18 photographic headshots. In the panel: “Art Stars: Out of the Studios and into the Glossies” (1985). Z/G magazine. From the right: Andy Warhol’s Self Portrait (1986). Underneath: Mike Bidlo’s Not Warhol (1984).
Guerrilla Girls, These Galleries show no more than 10% women artists or none at all., 1984–85. Offset lithograph; each 11 x 17 in.
GENERAL IDEA, The Boutique of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion, 1980. Galvanized metal and plexiglass, prints, posters, publications: 60 1/4 x 131 7/8 x 102 3/8 in.
Barbara Kruger’s, Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am) (1987).
Ashley Bickerton’s Tormented Self-Portrait (Susie at Arles) №2 (1988)
Ken Lum, Alex Gonzalez Loves His Mother and Father, 1989. Chromogenic print on sintra, mounted on acrylic sheet with screen printed ink text.
Julia Watchel, Love Thing, 1983. From the Brand New catalog.
Left to right: Peter Halley, Glowing and Burnt-Out Cells with Conduit, 1981; Joel Otterson, Devil/Jesus, 1986; B. Wurtz, Three Orange Mops, 1986. Photo: Cathy Carver.
Untitled Furniture Sculpture, Present (Hirshhorn)
Ken Lum’s Untitled Furniture Sculpture, 1982 (Artist’s Space).
Haim Steinbach, Shelf with Ajax, 1981.Wood and plastic shelf; Ajax cleanser can; 22 x 14 x 14 in (55.9 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm).
Erika Rothenberg, Freedom of Expression Drugs, 1989.
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, 1988. Public projection at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, October 25–27, 1988.
Donald Moffett, He Kills Me (detail), 1987. Offset lithograph; 23.5 x 37.5 in (59.7 x 69.9 cm.
Gretchen Bender, Untitled (People With AIDS), taken on April 27th, 2018, originally exhibited in 1986.
ACT UP (Gran Fury), SILENCE = DEATH, 1987. Neon sign, two colors; 48 x 79 in (121.92 x 200.66 cm).
Installation view of Brand New: Art & Commodity in the 1980s (2018).
Left to right: Annette Lemieux, Courting Death, 1985; Louise Lawlor, Who Are You Close To? (Red), 1984/1990. Photo: Cathy Carver.

Omar Baig is a philosopher and art critic from the Washington D.C. area.

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Omar Baig

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Omar Baig is a philosopher and art critic from the Washington D.C. area.

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