Coraggio News

December 13, 2023 Champions—Holiday Exhibition

Coraggio featured in “Champions—Holiday Exhibition”

A boxing-themed show on the sweet art of boxing. All sales to benefit retired professional champions who are in need of assistance. Featuring work from over 15 artists including an original Keith Haring/Linus Coraggio collaboration.

OPENING: December 14th, 2023 • 7–11pm

Ideal Glass Studios
9 West 8th Street (near University Place)
Curated by Bailey Lalonde and Anthony Haden-Guest

November 30, 2023 New York Alchemy: 1980s and Now

Three of Linus’ sculptures will be in an important historical exhibit of pioneering downtown NYC artists at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, Long Island.

The 19th century museum mansion sits on 350 acres on which Linus hopes to have his outdoor work displayed in the future.

There will be a printed catalog with an essay written by esteemed East Village historian and curator Carlo McCormick.

New York Alchemy: 1980s and Now
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576

March 23rd–July 7th, 2024
Opening reception: March 22nd, 2024, 6–8pm

July 26, 2023 Coraggio featured in multi-media event coming to Nublu

Coraggio featured in multi-media event coming to Nublu

A three-day East Village art festival will be headed to NuBlu in October, 2023.

Visual art will be featured on October 10th, followed by a fashion show on October 11th, in which Coraggio will debut his sculptural couture.

The third night—October 12th—will feature bands, including (possibly) the Bush Tetras.

March 18, 2023 Coraggio in Phillips show celebrating NYC Downtown art scene

PhillipsX presents “Never Above 14th St: A Downtown NYC Art Show,” which honors and celebrates the vibrant art scene of Downtown New York City in the 1980s and 1990s.

February 1, 2023 Coraggio and Haden-Guest Partner to Create Couture

Just Passing Over NYC by Linus Coraggio and Anthony Haden-Guest

Since Anthony Haden-Guest’s and Linus Coraggio’s meeting in 2017 there have been many collaborations, the most recent being a line of apparel with images of their collage creations.

This one features the alien invasion of New York City. Click here to purchase from The Ilon Art Gallery shop.

Visit the Ilon Gallery to see more work by Coraggio.

November 10, 2021 1 Comment 1970s and ’80s NYC Graffiti Art Show: Phillips Auction House Gallery | Jan 7, 2022.

Linus has been chosen to be in a “blockbuster exhibition” (as the curator, Arnold Lehman, called it) of 1970s and ’80s NYC graffiti art at the Phillips Auction House Gallery in January 2022.

July 22, 2021 Permanent Installation on the Outside Patio of New Howl! Happening Art Space

Permanent Installation on the Outside Patio of New Howl! Happening Art Space

Howl! Happening Gallery has picked out a bunch of Linus’s sculptural furniture pieces for permanent installation on their huge outdoor patio in their new space across from the New Museum on the Bowery.

Also, a collector who works at Phillips Auction House has acquired a number of Linus’s opening show invites from his more seminal shows in the 1980s: including the massive Terminal New York show in 1983 and several shows at A’s Salon, Rivington School and the infamous Gas Station spaces.

July 22, 2021 Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center

Linus has made contact with a new curator at Storm King Art Center who has taken a keen interest in his work.

Perhaps this will lead to mega things!

January 27, 2019 Coraggio Curates 80s show at Contra Galleries

The work of both late and living legends of 1980s New York City street art, graffiti and other seminal styles of urban work has been assembled by curator Linus Coraggio—sculptor, painter and instigator of the notorious Rivington School and Gas Station spaces in the 80s/90s Lower East Side underground art scene.

October 29, 2017 MoMA acquires Club 57 flyer from Coraggio

Club 57

The Museum of Modern Art acquired a Club 57 flyer from Coraggio for “Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983,” an historic retrospective on the famed East Village nightclub. Curator Sophie Cavoulacas admitted the purchase price was more than usually paid for documentation ephemera.

Club 57 was the upbeat counterpoint to the more down, edgy nightclub life of the also famed Mudd club; both were seminal cultural meccas of the early early 1980s art scene where scores of now legendary artists and musicians showed, played and reveled in autonomous ecstasy.

July 13, 2017 The Art of Linus Coraggio

Linus’ first solo show in two years will open on July 20th and run through August 31st with a closing reception on that date, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Art of Linus Coraggio - Art on A Gallery
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This show is a survey consisting of both painting and sculpture, most done within the last two years.

There will be documentary films about Linus—made by filmmaker Thomas W. Campbell—shown throughout the month:

  • Thursday, 8/3 6–8pm
  • Thursday, 8/10 6–8pm
  • Wednesday, 8/16 6–8pm
  • Thursday, 8/24 6–8pm

Art on A Gallery is open 12 noon–8:00 pm, Monday–Saturday.

June 11, 2017 Coraggio Featured in Summer Group Show

Wendigo Productions’ 2nd Annual Summer Group Show
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Coraggio works will be featured in Wendigo Productions’ 2nd Annual Summer Group Show at Art on A Gallery, June 22nd–July 13th.

The show—which runs for three weeks—boasts over 60 artists. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 22nd from 7 to 9PM (complimentary food and drink + Coraggio in attendance.

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