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Jack Goldstein


Jack Goldstein (1945-2003) was one of the most important artists of the 80's in New York. He returned to California in the 90's and slowly disappeared from the art world until renewed interest in his work began to happen in 2000. He, sadly, died on March 14, 2003 just as his dreams for his work were being realized.

He was one of the first graduates of CalArts and went on to experiment with performance, film, recording and painting. This exciting early work of the late seventies, eighties and early nineties influenced many artists who came after him. Jack moved from California to New York in the early 70's and was shown in New York at Metro Pictures and John Weber Gallery as well as in numerous other galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.

His writings and a new film will be included posthumously in this year's Whitney Biennial Exhibition in March 2004. A new book published by Minneola Press on his life was released in January, 2004. After many years of being overlooked, Jack Goldstein's work is finally beginning to be reviewed and recognized for the importance it holds for so many young artists working today. His work is included in many of the most important public and private collections of art in the United States.

Source: Jack Goldstein website

Update: 5 February 2019

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