Artists Space

ART CLUB2000, 2020

Artists Space is thrilled to announce the launch of two limited edition photographs by ART CLUB2000 to celebrate their retrospective Selected Works 1992-1999, currently on view at Artists Space.

Formed in 1992, the fabled collective ART CLUB2000 provocatively articulated eminent crises in youth and artistic identities within the neoliberal post-recession economy that epitomized '90s New York. Under the guidance of the mercurial art dealer Colin de Land, who hosted the group’s debut exhibition in 1993 at American Fine Arts, Co., the members, all Cooper Union students, conceived of their collaboration as an opportunity to parody and critique the dispassionate Generation X attitudes that were celebrated in commercial culture and advertising of the time. Overtly employing their own youth, they began at a time when the New York art world was eager for the voices and images of emerging-artist-personae.

These interests are foregrounded in Untitled (Paramount Hotel Elevators / Gap Grunge) and Untitled (7-11/New Jersey) which utilize their signature group photography format to document the members posed in the corporate interpretations of grunge and punk fashions that dominated the advertising and editorials of the early '90s.

All proceeds directly support Artists Space programs. Members receive 10% off all artwork purchases. Please email miriam@artistsspace.org for information on which editions are currently available.

ART CLUB2000
Untitled (Paramount Hotel Elevators/Gap Grunge), 1992-93
Chromogenic print
20 x 24 inches
Edition of 10 + 5 AP Signed & Numbered
$5000 + frame
ART CLUB2000
Untitled (7-11/New Jersey), 1994
Chromogenic print
20 x 24 inches
Edition of 10 + 5 AP Signed & Numbered
$5000 + frame

The founding members of ART CLUB2000 were Patterson Beckwith, Gillian Haratani, Danny McDonald, Shannon Pultz, Sarah Rossiter, Soibian Spring and Craig Wadlin. The group mounted exhibitions for seven summers at American Fine Arts, Co., as well as participating in solo and group exhibitions at institutions across the US and abroad. The configuration of the group changed occasionally as exhibitions were made; when Rossiter resigned after the first exhibition, Will Rollins joined the group. Colin DeLand passed away in 2003 at the age of 47.