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Montreal-born artist Jack Goldstein was considered one of the most important artists working in the 1980s in New York. He was the ringleader of the “Pictures” group, made up of artists who used photographs and photo-based imagery to reflect and critique the newly media-saturated environment. His early work included short films, experimental records, and live performances, while he later began creating large-scale, bright canvases, reminiscent of exploding stars. Thirteen of his works, in all media, are included in the Met’s exhibit The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984 alongside work from Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Longo, among others.

Pictured: Jack Goldstein, The Jump, 1978 (film still). Courtesy Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Cologne, and the Estate of Jack Goldstein.

Official Website: http://www.metmuseum.org

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