Each year, at its annual Research in Action Awards, TAG presents a new, limited edition artwork, generously donated by a highly regarded visual artist.
For information on purchasing one of these unique pieces of art, one of our Ben Thornberry photographs from his collection “A Testament to Action: ACT UP,” or to purchase a copy of the catalog from our exhibition: “TAG Limited Art Editions 1999-2017,” held in March 2018 at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City, please contact Joe McConnell at 212-253-7922 or email: email@example.com.
2020 TAG Limited Art Edition – SOLD OUT
Our 2020 Limited Art Edition package, supported by the generosity of Red Hot and the Marta Heflin Foundation, is comprised of the following unique elements.
1) Keith Mayerson Print of Dr. Tony Fauci
Homage to America’s Doctor, Anthony S. Fauci
Giclée print signed by the artist
Print: dimensions 12.375 x12.375 inches (31.4325 x 31.4325 cm)
Edition of 100 + 10 A/P
Courtesy of the artist
Keith Mayerson (b. 1966) has professionally exhibited his art in galleries and museums since 1993. His exhibitions are often installations of images that create larger narratives. Each work is imbued with allegorical content that relates to the world yet allows through its formal nuances for the transcendent and sublime. The works stand on their own for form and content, but like a prose poem of images on walls, experienced in context the images as a series, the viewer creates the ultimate meaning for the installations.
Keith Mayerson was a Semiotics and Studio Art Major at Brown University where he received his BA in 1988. In 1993, he earned his MFA from the University of California Irvine, and is now Professor of Art at the University of Southern California and Chair of Painting and Drawing. Keith Mayerson’s work is featured in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Columbus Museum of Art, The Davis Museum of Art of Wellesley College, MA, American University Museum, Washington, D.C., the RISD Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. His graphic novel Horror Hospital Unplugged, a collaboration with the writer Dennis Cooper, is well known among graphic artists. A graphic novel biography of James Dean is forthcoming, to be published by Fantagraphics. Mayerson’s work was prominently featured in the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art with a solo show My American Dream, the Whitney Biennial, and the Whitney Museum’s inaugural show, America is Hard to See.
2) 30th anniversary vinyl album re-issue of the 1990 double LP Red Hot + Blue
Red Hot is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS through pop culture. Its mission is to raise awareness and money around the AIDS crisis and related health issues. It was started in 1990 by Leigh Blake and John Carlin with the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue, which raised millions of dollars, helped reduce the stigma around AIDS at the time and supported organizations and efforts such as ACT UP and TAG, which took a stand and made the world pay attention and develop medication that let people with AIDS survive.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the 1990 double LP Red Hot + Blue, Red Hot is releasing a special vinyl album. Featuring music, art, fashion and film from David Byrne, Neneh Cherry, Erasure, Jean Paul Gaultier, Keith Haring, Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Annie Lennox, k.d. lang, U2, Tom Waits and dozens more paying tribute to the songs of Cole Porter, the project set the precedent for cultural social activism.
The debut album raised awareness, reduced stigma, changed public behavior and benefited the LGBTQ community and other affected groups like never before. Red Hot + Blue sold over a million copies, led to a radical TV special seen around the world, launched a BBC documentary, and since then, both the non-profit and its co-founder John Carlin have spent the past three decades continuing to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic through the power of pop culture, rallying the most influential artists of – or ahead of – the current moment.
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Neneh Cherry
In the Still of the Night – The Neville Brothers
You Do Something For Me – Sinéad O’Connor
Begin the Beguine – Salif Keita
Love for Sale – Fine Young Cannibals
Well Did You Evah! – Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop
Miss Otis Regrets/Just One of Those Things – The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
Don’t Fence Me In – David Byrne
It’s All Right with Me – Tom Waits
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Annie Lennox
Night and Day – U2
I Love Paris – Les Negresses Vertes
So in Love – k.d. Lang
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – Thompson Twins
Too Darn Hot – Erasure
I Get a Kick Out of You – Jungle Brothers
Down In The Depths – Lisa Stansfield
From This Moment On – Jimmy Somerville
After You, Who? – Jody Watley
Do I Love You? – Aztec Camera
3) Tote Bag Featuring Image and Remarks by David Wojnarowicz
Remarks by David Wojnarowicz reading from his work in 1992 at the Drawing Center as a benefit for Needle Exchange.
David Wojnarowicz (1954 – 1992) was an acclaimed artist and AIDS activist. “Beginning in the late 1970s, Wojnarowicz created a body of work that spanned photography, painting, music, film, sculpture, writing, and activism. Largely self-taught, he came to prominence in New York in the 1980s, a period marked by creative energy, financial precariousness, and profound cultural changes. Intersecting movements—graffiti, new and no wave music, conceptual photography, performance, and neo-expressionist painting—made New York a laboratory for innovation. Wojnarowicz refused a signature style, adopting a wide variety of techniques with an attitude of radical possibility. Distrustful of inherited structures—a feeling amplified by the resurgence of conservative politics—he varied his repertoire to better infiltrate the prevailing culture.
Wojnarowicz saw the outsider as his true subject. Queer and later diagnosed as HIV-positive, he became an impassioned advocate for people with AIDS when an inconceivable number of friends, lovers, and strangers were dying due to government inaction. Wojnarowicz’s work documents and illuminates a desperate period of American history: that of the AIDS crisis and culture wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s. But his rightful place is also among the raging and haunting iconoclastic voices, from Walt Whitman to William S. Burroughs, who explore American myths, their perpetuation, their repercussions, and their violence. Like theirs, his work deals directly with the timeless subjects of sex, spirituality, love, and loss. Wojnarowicz, who was thirty-seven when he died from AIDS-related complications, wrote: ‘To make the private into something public is an action that has terrific ramifications.’
Bio courtesy of The Whitney
4) Long-sleeved tee-shirt featuring imagery by Jenny Holzer’s Truism: In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy.
Jenny Holzer (b. 1950) “For more than forty years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Her medium, whether formulated as a T-shirt, a plaque, or an LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and courage. Holzer received the Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 1996, and the Barnard Medal of Distinction in 2011. She holds honorary degrees from Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, The New School, and Smith College. She lives and works in New York.”
Bio courtesy of www.jennyholzer.com
2019 TAG Limited Art Edition
Black Rage (back cover)
Silkscreen and digital print
Print: 11 x 8.5 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Framed: 14 x 11.5 inches / 35.56 x 29.21 cm
Edition number 100 + 20 A/P
Valued at $1700
Courtesy of the artist
Acquire a Ligon edition
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) is an artist living and working in New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. In 2011 the Whitney Museum of American Art held a mid-career retrospective of Ligon’s work, Glenn Ligon: America, organized by Scott Rothkopf, that traveled nationally. Important recent shows include: Des Parisiens Noirs at the Musées d’Orsay, Paris; Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions (2015), a curatorial project organized with Nottingham Contemporary and Tate Liverpool; and Blue Black (2017), an exhibition Ligon curated at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis. His work has been included in major international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2015 and 1997), Berlin Biennal (2014), Istanbul Biennal (2011), Documenta XI (2002), and Gwangju Biennale (2000).
The 2019 TAG Limited Art Edition was supported by a generous grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation.
2018 TAG Limited Art Edition (SOLD OUT)
I want a president
Ink on onion skin paper
27.9 x 21.6 cm / 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Ed. of 100 + 10 A/P
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Each edition accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by the artist.
Zoe Leonard (born 1961) lives in New York City. An artist who works primarily with photography and sculpture, Leonard has exhibited extensively since the late 1980s, including solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015), Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2013-14); Camden Arts Centre, London (2012); Museum Moderner Kunst Stifting Ludwig, Vienna (2009), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2009); Reina Sofia, Madrid (2008), Dia: Beacon (2008); The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2007); Fotomuseum Wintherthur (2007); Philadelphia Museum of Art (1998); Kunsthalle Basel (1997); Secession, Vienna (1997), and The Renaissance Society, Chicago (1993). Group exhibitions include Documenta IX (1992), Documenta XII (2007), and Whitney Biennials in 1993, 1997 and 2014. Publications include Analogue (2007), Zoe Leonard: Photographs (2008), You see I am here after all (2010), Available Light (2014), and Survey (2018).
The 2018 TAG Limited Art Edition was supported by a generous grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation.
2017 TAG Limited Art Edition
Archival pigment print
14.77 inches x 17 inches
Edition of 15 + 5 A/P
Valued at $3000
Courtesy of Erica Baum and Bureau, New York
Erica Baum (b. 1961, New York; lives and works in New York) received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University. Current and recent museum exhibitions include Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, The Jewish Museum, New York. For the Love of Things: Still Life, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. 2016, Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle Berlin and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2015; Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015; After Dark, Mamco, Geneva, 2015; and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include The Following Information, Bureau, New York, 2016; Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2015; The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New York, 2014; Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany, 2013; and Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New York, 2012. Her work is held in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; FRAC Ile de France, Paris; and the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. 2017 two-person exhibitions include Until it Makes Sense with Ajit Chauhan at SVIT, Prague AAa:Quien Erica Baum and Libby Rothfeld Bureau, New York ; Current and upcoming exhibitions include Strange Days, Le Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris, Tuer La Marionette at CACBM, Paris France. A une heure de la civilization, group exhibition Crevecouer Marseilles, France. Fall 2017. Threads Left Dangling, Veiled in Ink, group exhibition Emanuel Layr, Vienna Austria Fall 2017.
2016 TAG Limited Art Edition
Rosalind Fox Solomon
Archival pigment print
15 ½ x 15 ½ inches
8-ply mat + granite welded metal frame + uv plexi
23 ½ x 23 inches
Edition of 15 + 3 A/P
© Rosalind Fox Solomon, www.rosalindsolomon.com
Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Acclaimed American artist Rosalind Fox Solomon has generously donated a limited edition of 15 archival prints, created especially for TAG. We are pleased to offer donors of $6,500 or more one of these very special prints, as available. Celebrated for her portraits and for her connection to human suffering, ritual, survival, and struggle, her work has been shown in nearly 30 solo exhibitions and 100 group exhibitions, and is in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide. Rosalind Fox Solomon’s work is included in Art AIDS America, a group exhibition organized by the Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, July 13 to September 25th, 2016. In 2016 at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Solomon received a Lucie Honoree Award for “Outstanding achievement in Portraiture.”
2015 TAG Limited Art Edition
Celestial Bodies, (40° 44’ N x 73° 59’ W), 1
Photogram silver gelatin print on llford fiber based Classic Matte + wood frame
Print: 14 x 11 inches
Framed: 18 x 15 inches
Unique multiple of 20
Courtesy of the artist
Celestial Bodies (40°44’N x 73°59’W) is a multiple of 20 silver gelatin photograms generously donated by the artist Joy Episalla to TAG on the occasion of its 2015 Research in Action Awards. Each of the 20 photograms is unique. The title of the multiple, Celestial Bodies (40°44’N x 73°59’W), is derived from several references: 1. the cohesive astronomical structures bound together by gravity (and sometimes by electromagnetism), such as asteroids, moons, planets, and stars; 2. the friends and loved ones we have lost to AIDS; and 3. the latitude and longitude of TAG’s headquarters in New York City.
Joy Episalla is a multidisciplinary New York–based artist. Episalla has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe since the 1980s. Her recent solo exhibition, Street View Rear Window, at Participant Inc in New York City, garnered much critical acclaim. David Ebony wrote, “the set-up seems simple, but the perceptual workout Episalla offers is formidable.” Writing of the show in Photograph magazine, Carlo McCormick said, “in ways at once poetic and process-driven, Episalla is most interested in creating open-ended situations that engage the viewer in the question of how we see or read things.” Episalla is a founding member of the lesbian art collective fierce pussy. A longtime AIDS activist, Episalla has been a part of TAG for over 20 years and a board member since 2006. Joy Episalla’s work will be featured in Greater New York at MoMA PS1 this October through March 2016.
2014 TAG Limited Art Edition
For the ever, avec Souci
Two color screen print from etching lines on aluminum panel
13.25 x 11.12 inches
Edition of 20
Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Lelong and Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Kate Shepherd is an artist who lives and works in New York. Trained in both art and architecture, her oeuvre includes painting, sculpture, and site-specific land art. She is represented by Galerie Lelong (New York, Paris), Anthony Meier Fine Arts (San Francisco), and Barbara Krakow Gallery (Boston). Shepherd has also exhibited with Galería Elvira González (Madrid) and Bartha Contemporary (London), and most recently had a solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong (New York) this past September. Her work has been acquired by museums such as the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.); and the Seattle Art Museum. Shepherd did an extensive residency at the Chinati Foundation (Marfa, Texas) and sits on the board of the New York–based magazine Triple Canopy.
2013 TAG Limited Art Edition
14.5” x 40” x 2”
Cibachrome semi-gloss photograph diptych with black border in a woodframe painted with flat black finish under non-reflective Den glass.
We hope that you respect the artist’s wishes that this not be sold at auction.
Acclaimed artist Nan Goldin has generously donated a limited edition of 20 prints, created especially for TAG. Gold and Silver patrons of RIAA 2013 will receive one of these limited editions as available. Goldin first exhibited at the Matthew Marks Gallery in 1992. Her work has been the subject of two major touring retrospectives: one organized in 1996 by the Whitney Museum of American Art and another, in 2001, by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Recent exhibitions include the slide and video presentation Sisters, Saints & Sybils at La Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, Paris, contributions to the 40th Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2009, and Goldin’s Scopophilia exhibition that was part of Patrice Chéreau’s special 2011 program at the Louvre. Goldin was admitted to the French Legion of Honor in 2006 and received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2007. Nan received the Emery Award from the Hetrick-Martin Institute, New York, for her AIDS and LGBTQ advocacy, in 1994; and the ReD Award for outstanding work in the field of HIV/AIDS, Berlin, Germany, in 2011. Goldin lives and works in Paris and New York and is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City: http://www.matthewmarks.com/new-york/artists/nan-goldin.
Wood and polymer engraving on
2 x 1 5/8 inches
Edition of 20
Courtesy of the artist and
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Gober has exhibited widely throughout the US, Europe and Japan and his work is held in major museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, San Francisco MoMA, the Tate Modern, and many others. There will be an upcoming 30-year survey of his work at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2014. Robert Gober is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City: http://www.matthewmarks.com/new-york/artists/robert-gober/.
2011 TAG Limited Art Edition
New Year’s Day #5090
archival pigment print
12″x10” mounted to 17”x15” museum board
edition of 20
courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York
2010 TAG Limited Art Edition
individually redacted, white out on photocopy,
rag paper + wood frame
14″ x 19″ inches (framed)
edition number available: #2, #3, #4
2009 TAG Limited Art Edition
acrylic paint on bronze and paper,
metal wire + artist’s wood frame
edition number available: #2, #3, #4, #6, #8, #10, #20
20 x 12 x 5 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, Stephen Friedman Gallery, & Anthony Meier Fine Arts
2008 TAG Limited Art Edition (SOLD OUT)
2008 Glitter and spray adhesive on unfolded box + wood frame
multiple in 12 parts
17 x 16 inches (framed)
Courtesy of the artist, PaceWildenstein, & D’Amelio Terras, NY
2007 TAG Limited Art Edition
mylar, flexible urethane resin and mixed media 14.25 x 11.25 inches
edition number available: #4/25, #5/25, #14/25, #15/25, #16/25, #17/25, #18/25, #20/25
2006 TAG Limited Art Edition (SOLD OUT)
Flat Iron Building
chromogenic print mounted and framed 28 x 21 inches (framed)
2005 TAG Limited Art Edition
Matt, Fort Worth,TX
Chromogenic print mounted and framed 11” x 14” (framed)
edition number available: #13/20, #16/20, #17/20, #18/20, #19/20, #20/20