J. Morgan Puett

Wholesale: To The Trade Only, 1985–1997

October 18 – December 16, 2006

Press Release

Puett closed her Wooster Street store in 1997, and archived all of its contents—from dresses and patterns to financial records and shipping receipts—most of which was preserved with natural beeswax. This Pompeian action was the subject of a 1998 exhibition at the Centre d’Art contemporain Kunsthalle in Fribourg, Switzerland. In her installation at Alexander Gray Associates, Puett critically revisits this material at a timely moment, when the lines between the art world and luxury branding are collapsing.