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SOLD OUT – Lecture: Risky Business: Art of the 1980s

March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The 1980s marked a turning point in recent art history, from both creative and commercial standpoints. The art world of the late 1960s and ’70s was a relatively small, modest place. Interest in contemporary art was similarly small, due in part to the hermetic nature of minimal and conceptual art that dealt mostly with concerns specific to art and artists.

This began to change around 1980, when the work of living artists began to achieve high prices and draw attention to the significance, and value, of the art of one’s own time. This rise in the market also coincided with the emergence of a new generation of artists. Neo-expressionist painters like Julian Schnabel and Anselm Kiefer; photographers like Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince; and even the sculptor Jeff Koons, who manipulated the art world by drawing attention to his own personality, provoked a new conversation about contemporary art.

Join Dean Sobel, an active curator during the 1980s, to revisit and reassess the art of the Reagan era.

Clyfford Still Museum
Anschutz Foundation Atrium
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More info and registration: https://clyffordstillmuseum.org/event/lecture-risky-business-art-of-the-1980s/


March 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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