Inventing Downtown


Focusing on the less documented artist-run galleries of NYC, “Inventing Downtown” centers on the post-war period of 1952 to 1965 and, while some of the names will be new to readers, the book also highlights early, unknown works by now-famous artists—like Dan Flavin and Jim Dine. From Pop to Minimalism and performance art, it was an era of great experimentation and (of course) downtown Manhattan was where it all seemed to be happening.