Better History

March 19 - April 23, 2009

169 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011

As a continuation of the show they contributed to at the American Standard Gallery for Miami Art Basel, 7Eleven opened “Better History” on March 19, 2009.

It was a New York- based cross-generational exhibition with works by some of the most promising emerging artists presented alongside pieces from long established art world figures, unfolding landscapes of influence.

 Instead of being lost in the maelstrom of contemporary art, the more established artists provided fertile context that is crucial to understanding and grounding those emerging from younger generations.  Many of the featured artists share personal history- ties of friendship, family and business- but despite these commonalities, each artist uniquely expressed his or her experience. The show featured a community whose divergent yet optimistic visions reflect the complexities of a disjointed time. “Better History” was used as a bridge, uniting New York’s past with its present, and built order in a support of a strong future in the arts. 

Artists featured: Tim Barber, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Sebastian Black, Maximilian Bode, Sarah Charlesworth, Francesco Clemente, Billy Copley, Patricia Cronin, Lance De Los Reyes, India Donaldson, Lena Dunham, Judith Hudson, Fab 5 Freddy, Fancesco Galetto, Alex Kalman, Maira Kalman, Tibor Kalman, Mel Kendrick, Victor Kerlow, Barney Kulok, Eva LeWitt, Troy Lumpkin, Alex Massouras, Michael McClard, Thomas McDonell, Harry McNally, Casey Neistat, Van Neistat, Deniz Ozuygur, Peter Passuntino, Grear Patterson, Paolo Pelosini, Nick Poe, Nico Ponce De Leon Dios, Paula Poons, Steve Powers, Alex Rickard, Alexis Rockman, Theo Rosenblum, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Kenny Scharf, Laurie Simmons, Gordon Stevenson, Billy Sullivan, Jonathan Waite & Robert Waltzer


  • Alan Paukman
  • Alex Kalman
  • Alex Rickard
  • Alexander Massouras
  • Alexis Rockman
  • Barney Kulok
  • Benny Safdie
  • Billy Copley
  • Billy Sullivan
  • Casey Neistat
  • Deniz Ozuygur
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Eneas Capalbo
  • Eva LeWitt
  • Fab 5 Freddy
  • Francesco Clemente
  • Francesco Galletto
  • Gordon Stevenson
  • Grear Patterson
  • Harry McNally
  • India Donaldson
  • Jonathan Waite
  • Josh Safdie
  • Judith Hudson
  • Judith Linhares
  • Kenny Scharf
  • Lance De Los Reyes
  • Laurie Simmons
  • Lena Dunham
  • Maira Kalman
  • Maximilian Bode
  • Mel Kendrick
  • Michael McClard
  • Nick Poe
  • NIco Ponce De Leon Dios
  • Paolo Pelosini
  • Patricia Cronin
  • Paula Poons
  • Peter Passuntino
  • Robert Waltzer
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Scott Campbell
  • Sebastian Bear-McClard
  • Sebastian Black
  • Steve Powers
  • Theo Rosenblum
  • Thomas McDonell
  • Tibor Kalman
  • Tim Barber
  • Tom Sachs
  • Troy Lumpkin
  • Van Neistat
  • Victor Kerlow