Innovation, Creativity, and the Counterculture: Lower Manhattan’s Art Scene in the 1980s

The 1980s saw the emergence of new radical young artists in America, with key underground figures such as Jean- Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf based around Lower Manhattan and the East Village scene. ┬áThis prolific and talented group of artists with a counterculture stance, that included Vincent Gallo, was mainly centred around creating…

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