Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt: Tender Love Among the Junk

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidts mixed-media constructions, collages, and installations are marked by a trashy opulence concocted from household items and dollar stores.

Mimicking Byzantine decoration with cellophane, aluminum foil, tinsel and glitter, Lanigan-Schmidt (American, b. 1948) pioneered a maximalist aesthetic in the late 1960s that explored gay sexuality, class struggle, and religion. Mingling high with low, and sacred with profane, Lanigan-Schmidt bucked the reductive tastes of conceptualism and minimalism that dominated his youth, creating a radically decorative practice that, despite its influence, has never been properly assimilated into the history of American art.

On view until April 1, 2013. Organized by Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1, with Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Assistant.

Museum admission is suggested: $10 for adults; $5 for students/senior citizens; free for MoMA members


Friday, January 4, 2013 - Sunday, January 6, 2013
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Moma Ps1
22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY