Curated by Hala Matar and Lizzy Goodman

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Above: Urs Fischer for 2009 Its Blitz! album by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Hole x UTA Artist Space


Curated by Hala Matar and Lizzy Goodman

September 4th – 22nd, 2019




The Hole and UTA Artist Space are pleased to announce Meet Me In The Bathroom: The Art Show, presented by Vans. On view at The Hole gallery in New York from September 4-22, 2019, the exhibition is a visual counterpart to Meet Me In the BathroomLizzy Goodman’s best-selling book that delves into the rock-and-roll revival that emerged from New York City in the 2000s.

If the goal of the book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, was to transport the reader to the last era of dirty, druggy, maniacally joyful New York City, the goal of Meet Me in the Bathroom: The Art Show is to color in the sensory reality of that place. What did it feel like to be in the birthplace of the American dream as the sun set on the 20th century?

Through memorabilia, polaroids, and over 70 artworks made by the musicians whose work defined this era, the visual artists who were inspired by those sounds, and the artists whose legacy influenced both—plus performances by the bands themselves—the exhibition generates a portal to the past that also serves as a prologue to the present.

The exhibition includes new and archival works by Rita Ackermann, Doug Aitken, Urs Fischer, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Rob Pruitt, and more. They are featured alongside artworks by musicians including Fischerspooner, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, and Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Musicians have contributed noteworthy objects from the time, including Karen O’s battered microphones, Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio’s guitar, and a suitcase emblazoned with band stickers belonging to Lizzi Bougatsos.

There will be special guest performances and programming throughout the exhibition’s run. Furthermore, a limited edition series of art prints will be available to purchase online and at The Hole in collaboration with Absolut Art, including works by André Saraiva, Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches, and Fischerspooner.

The exhibition is kindly supported by Vans, Captain Morgan, Lyft, Absolut Art, and AMP Events.


Artists Include:

Rita Ackermann, Tunde Adebimpe, Doug Aitken, Paul Banks, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian Chase, Brian Chippendale, Dan Colen, Bjorn Copeland, Eric Copeland, Roman Coppola, Donald Cumming, Patrick Daughters, Brian DeGraw, Todd DiCiurcio, Urs Fischer, Fischerspooner, Nikolai Fraiture, Pierre Fraiture, Jonah Freeman, Warren Fu, Michel Gondry, Adam Green, Jenna Gribbon, Julian Gross, Luke Jenner, Spike Jonze, Christian Joy, Richard Kern, Dennis Klaas Hoekstra, Colin Lane, Justin Lowe, Nate Lowman, Kunle F. Martins, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Fabrizio Moretti, Alison Mosshart, Karen O, Rob Pruitt, André Saraiva, Nanci Sarrouf, Aurel Schmidt, David Sitek, Cody Smyth, Spencer Sweeney, Dash Snow, Pieter M. van Hattem, Ruvan Wijesooriya, Nick Zinner



Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many other musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.



UTA Artist Space is an exhibition venue in the heart of Beverly Hills that is committed to showcasing art by globally recognized talent. Since its establishment in 2016, UTA Artist Space has presented notable exhibitions by artists including Ai Weiwei, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Derrick Adams, Petra Cortright, The Haas Brothers, and Larry Clark. For more information, please visit



Lizzy Goodman is the author of Meet Me in the Bathroom, an oral history of music in New York from 2001-2011. As a journalist, her writing on rock and roll and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, ELLE, and NME. She lives in Los Angeles with her basset hound, Jerry Orbach.



Hala Matar is a Bahraini film director based in LA/NY. She has directed films for VICE, Nowness and for fashion brands including Chanel, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood and Diesel. Her music videos include: Interpol, The Voidz and Poolside. Hala graduated from the University of Virginia, and began her career as an art curator in New York City, where she ran the gallery Chiles Matar.




Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.



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Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.



Founded with the mission of making art accessible and affordable, Absolut Art is a tightly curated, global art gallery that sells limited edition prints that ship within 48-hours. Absolut Art collaborates with emerging and established artists and prioritizes diversity. The direct-to-consumer model focuses attention on creating a quality experience for collectors and artists alike. The platform is an extension of Absolut’s thirty year history of working with artists like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Louise Bourgeois. For more information, please visit



Adam Abdalla

President, Cultural Counsel


Jill Robinson

Senior Account Executive, Cultural Counsel 


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Andre Saraiva Beatrice Inn, 2019, Spray paint on canvas, 72 x 48 inches, 183 x 122 cm

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Dash Snow Untitled Polaroid, 2004, Digital C-print, 20 x 20 inches, 51 x 51 cm

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Urs Fischer Cover for Blitz, 2019, Dye sublimation print on dibond, 48 x 48 inches, 122 x 122 cm

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Nate Lowman and Dan Colen Closing Down Sale, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 55 inches, 274 x 140 cm


Colin Lane Untitled (Is This It?), 2019, Mounted photograph, 56 x 44 inches, 142 x 112 cm

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Colin Lane Untitled (Is This It?), 2019, Silver gelatin print, 56 x 44 inches, 142 x 112 cm

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Ryan McGinley Puke, 2002, C-print, 72 x 108 inches, 183 x 274 cm, Edition 1/3


Ryan McGinley Lizzy, 2002, C-print, 40 x 26 inches, 102 x 66 cm. Edition 4/6

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Adam McEwen Untitled (Macaulay), 2004, C-print, 53 x 37 inches, 135 x 94 cm


Ryan McGinley Ski Mask, 2001/2002, C-print, 40 x 27 inches, 102 x 69 cm, Edition 6/6


Nate Lowman Untitled, 2010, Bulletproof glass, metal, 36 x 72 inches, 91 x 183 cm

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Bjorn Copeland Compress/Sustain – Town Text, 2019, Repurposed billboard and grommets, 70 x 52 inches, 178 x 132 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Ghoul Girl), 2019, Color pencil, pencil, acrylic, beer, human hair, money, Dash Snow pin, stainless steel body jewelry, lace, archival glue, burn holes on paper, 15 x 11.5 inches, 38 x 29 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Dohnut Boy), 2019, Color pencil, pencil, acrylic, sharpie, human hair, hemp rolling paper, metal, archival glue on paper, 15 x 11.5 inches, 38 x 29 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Wristbands), 2019, Color pencil, pencil, pastel, acrylic, wristbands, beer, human hair, metal, archival glue, burn holes on paper, 21.5 x 14 inches, 55 x 36 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Fanta), 2019, Color pencil, pencil, acrylic, crushed Fanta can, wig hair, Swarovski Crystals, metal, archival glue, burn holes on paper, 15.5 x 11 inches, 39 x 28 cm

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Aurel Schmidt Drug Voodoo (Airfreshner), 2019, Color pencil, pencil, acrylic, beer, baking powder, human hair, plastic baggies, found drugs, Splenda wrapper, metal, archival glue on paper, 19 x 13.25 inches, 48 x 34 cm

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Dan Colen This Isn’t So Dark, 2010, Chewing gum on canvas, 110 x 200 inches, 279 x 508 cm

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Rob Pruitt Studio Loveseat (Xtra Long), 2015, Sharpie markers on canvas couch, chromed feet 30 x 197 x 20 inches, 76 x 500 x 51 cm


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Doug Aitken Listening, 2011, Aluminum Lightbox, LED lights, 66 x 33 x 8 inches, 168 x 84 x 20 cm


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Brian Degraw Settings 2004-present: God’s Money, 2019, Unique digital giclee print, 30 x 40 inches, 76 x 102 cm

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Brian Degraw Settings 2004-present: White Echo, 2019, Unique digital giclee print, 30 x 40 inches, 76 x 102 cm

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Brian Degraw Settings 2004-present: Nibelungen, 2019, Unique digital giclee print, 31 x 23 inches, 79 x 58 cm


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Alison Mosshart Untitled (Valentines Record), 2018, Acrylic and ball point pen on vinyl record album cover, 13 x 13 inches, 32 x 32 cm

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Colin Lane Is This It from CD Booklet (Set of 5), 2019, Silver gelatin print, 20 x 17 inches, 51 x 43 cm, Edition of 10

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Colin Lane Is This It from CD Booklet (Set of 5), 2019, Silver gelatin print, 20 x 17 inches, 51 x 43 cm, Edition of 10


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Colin Lane Is This It from CD Booklet (Set of 5), 2019, Silver gelatin print, 20 x 17 inches, 51 x 43 cm, Edition of 10

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Colin Lane Is This It from CD Booklet (Set of 5), 2019, Silver gelatin print, 20 x 17 inches, 51 x 43 cm, Edition of 10


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Colin Lane Is This It from CD Booklet (Set of 5), 2019, Silver gelatin print, 20 x 17 inches, 51 x 43 cm, Edition of 10

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Colin Lane Is This It from CD Booklet, 2019, Silver gelatin print, 20 x 17 inches, 51 x 43 cm, Edition of 10

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Paul Banks Craig Robinson, 2015, Oil on canvas, 13 x 10 inches, 33 x 25 cm

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Paul Banks Sebastian Ischer, 2013, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 51 x 51 cm

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Paul Banks Self-Portrait, 2019, Oil on canvas, 16 x 10 inches, 40.5 x 25.5 cm



Jenna Gribbon Eye Contact With Chloe, 2019, Oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches, 41 x 31 cm

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Kunle Martin Lizzi B, 2019, Pencil on found white cardboard, 31 x 23 inches, 79 x 58 cm


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Urs Fischer Noisette, 2009, Hole in wall, silicone, motion sensor, electric motor, mechanism, Dimensions variable

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Dash Snow Untitled Polaroid, 2004, Digital C-print, 20 x 20 inches, 51 x 51 cm

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Jonathan Horowitz Daily Mirror, 2006, Silkscreen on mirror, 14.75 x 11.5 inches, 38 x 29 cm


Donald Cumming Last Time, Swear, 2019, Oil on linen board, 12 x 9 inches, 31 x 23 cm

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Dash Snow TBT, 2008, Digital C-print, 38 x 56 inches, 97 x 142 cm

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Rob Pruitt Esprit de Corps: Seated 2019/ Esprit de Corps: Friend, 2019, Denim and concrete, Dimensions variable

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Adam Green Sometimes I Just Want To Stab Myself In The Heart With A Crayon2016, Pastel on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 31 x 23 cm

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Adam Green Music Is Just A Bunch Of People Wearing Clothes, 2016, Pastel on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 31 x 23 cm

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Adam Green Why Does the future smell so old?, 2016, Pastel on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 31 x 23 cm


Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman Artichoke Underground2014, 16 Tiled magazines, framed, 67 x 49 inches, 170 x 125  cm


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Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman TBT2014, UV Ink on plexiglass, 72 x 48 inches, 183 x 122 cm

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Julian Gross TV On The Radio, 2013, Plexiglass, styrofoam, expandable foam, spray paint, acrylic paint, light, 13 x 13 x 13 inches, 33 x 33 x 33 cm


Warren Fu The Strokes Logo Collection, 2006-2016, Mixed media, 12.25 x 12.25 inches, 31 x 31 cm

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Hisham Bharoocha Communicate, 2013, Collage and ink on paper, 13 x 17 inches, 33 x 43 cm

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Hisham Bharoocha Taunted By The Mind, 2011, Collage on paper, 10 x 8 inches, 25 x 20 cm

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Hisham Bharoocha Fiction, Lies, One Truth, 2013, Collage on paper, 27.5 x 22 inches, 70 x 56 cm

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Christian Joy Money Dress, 2002, Money dress, red fishnets, studded white Converse, black leather glove, dimensions variable


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Christian Joy What’s Eating Karen O Dress, 2003/2004, Deconstructed prom dress, spray paint, acrylic paint, polyester fiber fill, black fishnets, red leather glove, dimensions variable

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Christian Joy Violent Fuzz, 2013, Suit yellow brocade, rhinestones, flower patches, tinsel cape, dimensions variable

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Spencer Sweeney Shitbow, 2002, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 66 x 54 inches, 167.5 x 137 cm

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Julian Gross Show Your Bones Flag (Original Cover Art), 2006, Burlap, thread, rivets, 25 x 18 inches, 63.5 x 45.7 cm