Pop Up: Gone Tomorrow

September 21–October 20, 2017
Posters hanging on black freestanding walls in a large industrial space with wooden floors.

Installed as a month-long pop up exhibition, Gone Tomorrow featured over 120 posters, handbills, and ephemera from iconic New York venues that once made up the fabric of the city’s history but have since closed their doors.

The exhibition was a nod to the departure of long-time tenant TekServe, and an opportunity for visitors to explore the raw space before Poster House’s renovation.

Many of the pieces in this exhibition came from private collections and galleries, including The Lubalin Center, Andrew Krivine, Mark Weinbaum, Chisholm Larsson Gallery, Philip Williams, Swann Galleries, and David Pollack Vintage Posters. We thank all of them deeply for their trust in us when we were just an empty building and a dream.



Selected Images

Photomontage and poster of Elvis Costello leaning to look into the camera against an orange background.
Elvis Costello, 1977
Designer Unknown
An illustrational poster of a nude female Frankenstein promoting an event.
Electric Frankenstein, 1998
An illustrational poster of a live toy set titled,
FAO Schwarz, 1986
Seymour Chwast
an illustrational poster of man and women popping out of a toaster.
The Electric Circus, 1969
Tomi Ungerer
A poster with image of doors and windows placed on a nude woman's body.
Chelsea Girls, 1970
Alan Aldridge
A photomontage poster of a nude woman advertising live adult entertainment.
Stopless Topless, c. 1970
Designer Unknown
An illustrational poster of a man and woman dancing.
Harlow's, 1966
Jerry W. McDaniel
A type-based poster with an image of the band The Clash.
The Clash, 1981
Designer Unknown