SELLING THE LOWER EAST SIDE: Culture, Real Estate, and Resistance in New York City

University of Minnesota Press, 2000

Author: Christopher Mele

In one chapter of this text the author identifies the relationship of the emerging galleries in the Lower East Side during the 80s to the gentrification project of the city and developers. In this chapter Mele mentions a number of Galleries and Clubs as well a few graffiti artists - his attention on graffiti artists unfortunately leaves out a great number of additional artists that impacted significantly on the development of the gallery scene.

Basquiat, Jean-Michel
Futura 2000
Haring, Keith
Scharf, Kenny
GALLERIES and CLUBS mentioned
Civilian Warfare
Club 57
Fun Gallery
Gallery 51X
Gracie Mansion
Mudd Club
Nature Morte
New Math
St. Mark's