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Westbeth Gallery: TAG Limited Art Editions 1999-2017

TAG Limited Art Editions 1999 — 2017
March 21 — Saturday March 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 6 - 8 pm
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St. NYC

Gallery hours: Wednesday thru Saturday from 1 to 8 pm

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Images L to R: Ben Thornberry, ACT UP Demonstration, 1988; Erica Baum, Peer, 2017

Treatment Action Group is pleased to present the historic art exhibition and sale: TAG Limited Art Editions 1999 — 2017, running from Wednesday March 21 through Saturday March 24, 2018 at Westbeth Gallery in New York City. This is the first time that all of these important works are being exhibited together. Please consider supporting TAG’s life saving-work and adding to your art collection.

The TAG art collection was started in 1999 with the generous donation of over 30 silver gelatin prints by the photojournalist Ben Thornberry. Thornberry’s images document ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) AIDS activists in action during the height of the AIDS crisis, from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

Since 2005, TAG’s art collection has continued to grow through the TAG Limited Art Editions. Overseeing the editions is board member, artist, and long-time AIDS activist Joy Episalla. Episalla has helped gather a stellar group of artists who have donated editions to TAG, to support their important and life-saving work for the last 11 years. TAG wants to thank each of these artists for their generosity.

Included in the exhibition are Erica Baum (2017), Rosalind Fox Solomon (2016), Joy Episalla (2015), Kate Shepherd (2014), Nan Goldin (2013), Robert Gober (2012), Bill Jacobson (2011), fierce pussy (2010), Donald Moffett (2009), Tony Feher (2008), Carrie Yamaoka (2007), David Armstrong (2006), Richard Renaldi (2005) and Ben Thornberry (1999).


A series of three panel discussions, hosted in conjunction with Visual AIDS will take place during the exhibition, provisionally scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday March 22 from 6 to 8 pmThe Legacy of Artists: David Armstrong, Tony Feher and David Wojnarowicz
  • Friday March 23 from 6 to 8 pmArt & Activism: panelists to include artists from the TAG Limited Art Editions
  • Saturday March 24 from 2 to 4 pmActivism & AIDS Today: with panelists from TAG, Housing Works, & allies

A full-color catalog accompanies the exhibition with essays by Mark Harrington and Joy Episalla. It will be available for purchase in the gallery, and after the exhibition it will be available for purchase on our Limited Art Editions page.