The Costacos Brothers "For the Kids" at Salon 94 FreemansJuxtapoz // Friday, 13 May 2011
Perhaps one of the greatest contributions to sports in the 1980s and early '90s came out of the studio of John and Tock Costacos, aka the Costacos Brothers. Their posters, creating nicknames and art-directed personas for professional athletes, built one of the most memorable bodies of work in sports art history.
On June 23 at Salon 94 Freemans, John and Tock Costacos will present "For the Kids," a mini-retrospective of early Costacos posters from 1986 through 1990, shown alongside "pieces from Jeff Koons’s first solo exhibition, Equilibrium, the 1985 show that included basketballs floating in display tanks, cast bronze standard scuba diving tanks and framed advertising posters that appropriated imagery contained in Nike advertisements that preceded the earliest Costacos work."
More information as we get it, but this is going to be a really unique, interesting hybrid of sports and art.
Salon 94 Freemans
1 Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002