Art and Commodity in the 1980s
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents a comprehensive exhibition exploring the pivotal moments in the 1980s when artwork became a commodity, and the artist a brand. More than 150 works examine the origins and rise of a new generation of artists in New York who blurred the lines between art, entertainment and commerce. ‘Brand New’ brings together rarely displayed works from major US and European collections by around 70 artists including some of today’s most renowned figures. These include Sarah Charlesworth, Jessica Diamond, Peter Halley, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Erika Rothenberg, Meyer Vaisman and Julia Wachtel, as well as artist groups and collectives. Find out more about the ‘Brand New’ exhibition from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s website.
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