6 Famous Art Galleries in New York City
1. Gagosian Gallery
Established in Los Angeles 1980 by Larry Gagosian, the modern and contemporary art gallery has eleven gallery spaces with three in New York itself. Works of diverse and reputed artists have been exhibited here including Ellen Gallagher, Sally Mann, Rachel Feinstein, and Mary Quinn. It is well-known for its groundbreaking Picasso exhibitions which were curated by John Richardson and attracted a grand number of visitors. With its very own publishing house, the gallery produces catalogues, monographs, artists’ books and a lot more! The gallery hosts various events and programmes in collaboration with artists such as public talks, exhibition tours, film screenings and studio visits.
Locations in New York: 980 Madison Avenue, New York; 876 Madison Avenue, New York; Park & 75, New York.
2. David Zwirner Gallery
Starting off as a modest art space in New York, David Zwirner has grown his namesake gallery franchise to parts of London, Paris and Hong Kong. The gallery has showcased the work of today’s very influential local as well as international artists. Michaël Borremans, Josef Albers, Philip-Lorca diCorcia are among the top artists who have been represented by David Zwirner gallery over the years. In addition to holding exhibitions and fairs in all of its locations, it has also conducted global exhibitions in different parts of the world.
Locations in New York: 525 West 19th Street; 537 West 20th Street; 34 East 69th Street, New York.
3. Gladstone Gallery
Owned by the famous art dealer, Barbara Gladstone, the gallery has its space in New York and Brussels. It has featured artists including Ricci Albenda, Anne Collier, and Keith Haring. It is well-known for exhibitions showcasing museum-worthy quality of artwork, carefully curated and conceptualised. The fair booths organised and the gallery’s in-house publications are worth exploring if you are a fanatic of contemporary art.
Locations in New York: 515 West 24th Street; 530 West 21st Street; 130 East 64th Street, New York.
4.Hauser and Wirth
Hauser and Wirth has expanded over time from Zurich where it was founded in 1992 by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser to include outposts in London, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and more. The gallery has represented over 75 artists and estates including Rita Ackermann, Ida Applebroog, Louis Bourgeois and The Estate of Ed Clark, among others. The gallery experiences at Hauser and Wirth are an amalgamation of artistic adventure and culinary passion for a series of bars and restaurants sitting alongside the spaces. It has hosted numerous events in the past including artist talks and online exhibitions. It recently launched an interactive, digital forum in celebration of its 25th anniversary to showcase the journey of the gallery and associated artists.
Locations in New York: 548 West 22nd Street,New York ; 32 East 69th Street, New York
5.Michael Werner Gallery
Opened in New York in 1990, the gallery represents contemporary and modern European and American art. Some of the world-renowned artists represented by the gallery include Jörg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, A.R. Penck,and Don Van Vliet, among various other proficient artists of our times. Apart from the work of contemporary artists, the gallery has also exhibited the master modern pieces of Hans Arp, Piero Manzoni, Francis Picabia and Kurt Schwitters. Its first New York solo exhibition included work of Hurvin Anderson, Aaron Curry, and Enrico David.
Location in New York: 4 East 77th Street, New York.
Founded in 1996, Marianne Boesky Gallery has opened its outposts beyond Chelsea and aimed to represent contemporary international artists of all media. With 30 odd well-known artists in its association, rotating exhibitions of the artists’ work attracts visitors in large numbers. Few artists whose early careers were supported by the gallery include Lisa Yuskavage, Sarah Sze, and Takashi Murakami. Jennifer Bartlett, Gina Beavers and Sanford Biggers are some other well-established names represented by the gallery.
Locations in New York: 509 W 24 Street; 507 W 24 Street, New York.With innumerous art galleries located in the city, New York has something to offer at every corner of every street. With both local and international artists getting equal opportunity to showcase their work, these gallery exhibitions are attended by visitors from all over the world.