The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist. Christopher Howard.

The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist

MIT Press:
Cambridge: 2018
First edition, Hardcover, New sans dust jacket as issued,
416 pp.
Cover artwork by: Terry Fugate-Wilcox

“From the summer of 1970 to March 1971, advertisements appeared in four leading art magazines - Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, and ARTnews - for a group show and six solo exhibitions at the Jean Freeman Gallery at 26 West Fifty-Seventh Street, in the heart of Manhattan's gallery district. As gallery goers soon discovered, this address did not exist - the street numbers went from 16 to 20 to 24 to 28 - and neither did the art supposedly exhibited there. The ads were promoting fictional shows by fictional artists in a fictional gallery. The scheme, eventually exposed by a New York Times reporter, was concocted by the artist Terry Fugate-Wilcox as both work of art and critique of the art world. In this book, Christopher Howard brings this forgotten Conceptual art project back into view.” #62399

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