New York's most stylish galleries
Compelling artwork draws chic crowds to these galleries and museums
Tue Aug 28 2012
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This Chelsea spot has shone a light on the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans’s uneasy fashion photos and Andrea Zittel’s compact model homes. Before his high-profile exit from Rosen in 2003, John Currin hung his unsettling paintings here.
- 525 W 24th St (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves)
This is the New York branch of the global mega-gallery started in London in 2002. Haunch of Venison was acquired in 2007 by Christie's auction house, in a controversial buyout that raised art-world eyebrows. Its 6,000-square-foot Chelsea space, designed by starchitect Annabelle Selldorf, hosts museum-quality, bluest-of-blue-chip shows.
- 550 W 21st St, (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves)
Leo Koenig’s dad is Kasper Koenig, the internationally known curator and museum director, but the younger Koenig has been making a name for himself by showcasing cutting-edge American and German talents—Tony Matelli, Torben Giehler and Nicole Eisenman among them.
- 545 W 23rd St (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves)
With its arrival in 1994, the Matthew Marks Gallery became a driving force behind Chelsea’s transformation into one of the city’s top art destinations and, with three outposts to its name, it remains one of the neighborhood’s powerhouses. The gallery showcases such internationally renowned talent as Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Ellsworth Kelly and Brice Marden.
- 522 W 22nd St,(between Tenth and Eleventh Aves)
José Freire relocated his gallery from an überhip Chelsea address to this high-ceilinged space in 2006, confirming that downtown is once again the place to be. The place showcases such hotshots as Web artist Cory Arcangel and photographer Ryan McGinley, and also represents more established artists, including minimalist installation-assemblagist Ross Knight.
- 83 Grand St, (between Greene and Wooster Sts)
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