"Impresario: Malcolm McLaren and the British New Wave"
September 16 - November 20 1988
Organized by Paul Taylor, guest curator; coordinated by William Olander
"Clearly, Malcolm McLaren is a "bad guy" of contemporary pop culture, a reputation that in these times makes him all the more appealing. To many in the worlds of art and social criticism, however, McLaren is like a new type of artist. A "producer" in more than one sense of the word, he has literally orchestrated new musical events and created provocative "cultural texts" within the mass-media. He has also shown that art in the post-avant-garde era is a matter of synthesis, of combining elements from radically different sources. . . . McLaren is a popularizer, which is to say that he is a pioneer."
-Paul Taylor, Impresario catalogue.
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York