The Art of Jeffrey Lew




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112 Greene Street, a series of interviews with artists who helped found or were associated with the eponymous location, one of the first alternative art spaces in New York City. Opened in 1970 by artists Jeffrey Lew...



The exhibition looks back to the beginnings of Matta-Clark’s career and SoHo’s do-it-yourself art scene, and specifically to 112 Greene, the site of a failing ragpicking business when an artist named Jeffrey Lew purchased it, in 1968.

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In 1970, artist Jeffrey Lew opened 112 Workshop here, a first come first serve studio and artist run space. Artists were given total control to curate their own ...

Aug 18, 2012 - Here an unemployed artist can buy a six-story cast-iron ex-rag-picking ... Sculptor Jeffrey Lew owns the six-story building at 112 Greene Street, ...
Jan 17, 2011 - “In most galleries, you can't scratch the floor,” Jeffrey Lew, an artist who owned the building—a former rag-scavenging plant—said at the time.
White Columns Will Move to New Location Next to Whitney Museum in ...
Which brings me to artist Jeffrey Lew, who is rightfully acknowledged in the 40 Years exhibition as the grandfather of the entire enterprise. The show is ...
The overnight apotheosis of an artist like Julian Schnabel is a comment on the ... in a loft at 112 Greene Street owned by art /ist Jeffrey Lew, who gave shows to ...
Feb 12, 2009 - The Boom Is Over. Long Live the Art! - An artist named Jeffrey Lew turned the ground floor of his building at 112 Greene Street into a first-come-first-served studio and exhibition ...

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

O.K. Harris Gallery, New York City University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City

Installation, Varanasi University, Madras, India Travel: Travel through India made possible by a Grant from the Rockefeller Foundation

112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City

Parsons-Truman Gallery, New York City

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City

Elizabeth Galasso Fine Art Leasing, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City

Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana • Museum of Modern Art, New York City John Weber Gallery, New York City

Installation, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana John Weber Gallery, New York City

112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City John Weber Gallery, New York City

112 Greene Street Gallery, New York City Installation, Manhattan Bridge, organized by Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York City Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Two Man Show, Museum de Bella Arts, Santiago, Chile Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana

John Dupuy, New York City Art & Urban Resource Center, New York City

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City "Not Photography," Fine Arts Building, New York City James Yu Gallery, New York City "Artists Make Toys," Clark Tower, New York City

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California "Documenta '77," Kassel, Germany

Hansen Galleries Co., New York City "Artwords Bookworks," circulated by Independent Curators Inc.

Willard Gallery, New York City

"The Fine Art of Business," The De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois 2nd Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Castelli Goodman Solomon, New York Jersey State College, New Jersey New Museum, New York City "Recent Prints," Marion Goodman Gallery, New York City

New York Laboratory Museum, New York City

Selected Publications

New York Times
Arts Magazine (Willis Domingo)
Art News
Village Voice
New York Times

New York Times (Grace Glueck)
Arts Magazine (Rosemary Mayer)
Artforum (Alan Moore)
Art in America (Charles North)
Soho News September
Art in America (John Yau)
Artforum (Ronny H. Cohen)
Alternatives in Retrospect (The New Museum Catalog)
112 Workshop/112 Greene Street,
New York University Press Edited by Robyn Brentano with Mark Savitt
New York Times (Vivien Raynor)


Kent Kleinman Collection
Robert Raushenberg Collection
Charles Cowles Collection
Robin Tomlin Collection
Rubin Gurowitz Collection
Prudential Life Insurance Collection
Sidney Lewis Collection.

Rockefeller Travel Grant, E.A.T.
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Founder and Director of 112 Greene Street Alternative Workshop
Member of Faculty, School of Visual Arts, New York City