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Jack Lembeck

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New York City Art Gallery Links

The New York art scene still proves to play a major serious role in the development of contemporary art and artists. Even with today’s diverse worldly influences, massive market and expansive global communication, New York provides, within the distance of a walk, bicycle ride or short public transit commute, more intimate interaction to a greater variety of artists and art experiences than any other single place. It is in such intense, fertile and free exchange environments that artists are nurtured and develop to create significant art. In Art as in Nature species diversity is both an ingredient and an indicator of a thriving balanced environment. It is more than "The Market".
Some dealers even do more harm than good. ( Example Read - "The Legacy of Mark Rothko" )( Book )

Examples - "The Lively Soul of a Decaying City"- and - "The Memory-Keeper of SOHO" - or - "In Montmartre"
Like any natural resource in a cramped over heated incubator, adventurous Art can also be lost or suffocated by too much "gentrification". Can you remember SOHO?

***** The SOHO Memory Project *****

Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Francoise Gilot about Matisse, Picasso and others in Collioure :
“Time and time again ideas had been thrown into a boiling cauldron in that area---metaphysical questions about the nature of reality and illusion, and libertarian theories about the necessity of political freedom and freedom of expression."
( Francoise Gilot – Matisse and Picasso a Friendship in Art )
( Francoise Gilot Archives )

In the first decade of the twentieth century Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, after returning from Europe, expressed her feelings and wishes for American art; ..."would that we practical Americans with our love of money, our unbounded belief in ourselves, could cultivate an eye for the artistic in all phases of life.
Not in art alone, though alas we need it sadly there, but in every part of our too full and hurried lives. If we could but rise in the morning artistically, to work or play artistically, to eat, sleep, and love artistically!"
In 1914 she opened her Whitney Studio in a building at West Eighth Street and 19 MacDougal Alley, "Greenwich Village".
On the ground floor were two large rooms for exhibitions of the artists she realized had no place to exhibit in New York that was a city still obsessed with it's European heritage.-Video
Videos are selected by content not by location or date
Most videos courtesy of Loren Munk aka James Kalm (Facebook)

***** Brooklyn Art Galleries *****


Chelsea Art Galleries
303 Gallery ***** ACA Galleries ***** Alan Klotz Gallery ***** Alexander and Bonin ***** Ameringer Yohe Fine Art
Andrea Meislin Gallery ***** Andrea Rosen Gallery ***** Andrew Edlin Gallery ***** Andrew Kreps Gallery ***** Anton Kern Gallery
Agora Gallery ***** Barbara Gladstone Gallery ***** Bellweather ***** Betty Cuningham Gallery ***** Bose Pacia Gallery ***** Bowery Gallery
Bruce Silverstein ***** Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery ***** Caelum Gallery ***** Chambers Fine Art ***** Clampart ***** Cheim & Read ***** Ethan Cohen

Chelsea Art Galleries
CRG Gallery ***** D'Amelio Gallery ***** Danese - Corey ***** DC Moore Gallery ***** Daniel Cooney Fine Art
Daniel Reich Gallery ***** Danziger Projects ***** David Krut ***** David Zwirner Gallery ***** Edwynn Houk Gallery ***** Loretta Howard Gallery
Kravets / Wehby Gallery ***** Larissa Goldston Gallery ***** Lehmann Maupin ***** Lennon Weinberg, Inc. ***** Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Lyons Wier Gallery ***** Marianne Boesky Gallery ***** Marvelli Gallery ***** Mary Boone Gallery ***** Matthew Marks Gallery ***** Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery

Chelsea Art Galleries
Marc Jancou Fine Art Gallery ***** Metro Pictures ***** Mixed Greens ***** Murray Guy ***** Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery ***** Pace
Nancy Hoffman Gallery ***** Paula Cooper Gallery ***** Paul Kasmin Gallery ***** Nyehaus ***** Leo Koenig, Inc. ***** Paul Rogers / 9w Gallery
Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art ***** PPOW ***** Prince Street Gallery ***** Calvin Morris Gallery ***** Rico/Maresca Gallery ***** Robert Mann Gallery
Robert Miller Gallery ***** Rush Contemporary ***** Luise Ross Gallery ***** Sean Kelly Gallery
Sears Peyton Gallery ***** Sikkema Jenkins & Co. ***** Skoto Gallery ***** Soho20 Gallery

Chelsea Art Galleries
Galeria Ramis Barquet ***** Stephen Haller Gallery ***** Steven Kasher Gallery ***** Heller Gallery ***** Mary Ryan Gallery
Stricoff Fine Art ***** Stux Gallery ***** Tanya Bonakdar Gallery ***** Thomas Erben Gallery ***** Van de Weghe Fine Art
Viridian Artists ***** Wallspace ***** Tracy Williams, Ltd. ***** Walter Wickiser Gallery ***** Yancey Richardson Gallery
Yossi Milo Gallery ***** Zach Feuer Gallery ***** David Zwirner

Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim is another early New York art patron that deserves recognition. While she paid a high personal price for her rebellious unorthodox surrealist lifestyle (and her galleries never made a financial profit), she probably made more important contributions to advance the New York modernist movement than most current “gallerists” have, or ever could. Peggy not only brought emigre artists and a new generation of American artists together, she brought the cultural freedom and egalitarian spirit she felt in Montparnasse.
"ART OF THIS CENTURY",With its interactive exhibits in an atmosphere of play was a natural draw for the press. It was a gallery that could change popular culture, not just the buying habits of the wealthy.
During 1947 in "The Nation", Clement Greenberg wrote "...the fact remains that in the three or four years of her career as a New York gallery director, she gave first shows to more serious artists than anyone else in the country ( Pollock, Hare, Baziotes, Motherwell, Rothko, Ray, De Niro, Admiral, McKee, and others). I am convinced that Peggy Guggenheim's place in the history of modern art will grow larger as time passes and as the artists she encouraged mature".
( Read - Mistress of Modernism) or ( Read - Peggy Guggenheim - Shock of the Modern)

SOHO and Downtown Manhattan Art Galleries
Akira Ikeda Gallery ***** Arcadia Fine Arts, Inc. ***** Brooke Alexander Editions ***** Calvin Morris Gallery ***** Canada ***** Deitch Projects
Dranoff Fine Art ***** Janet Borden Inc. ***** Jen Bekman ***** June Kelly Gallery ***** Klaus Von Nichtssagend
KS Art ***** Margarete Roeder Gallery ***** Martin Lawrence Galleries ***** OK Harris ***** Peter Blum Gallery ***** Robin Rice Gallery
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts ***** Susan Sheehan Gallery ***** Soho Photo ***** Spencer Brownstone Gallery ***** Sperone Westwater ***** Staley-Wise Gallery
Westwood Gallery

Midtown Art Galleries
Alexandre Gallery ***** Barbara Mathes Gallery ***** David Findlay Jr. Inc. ***** Forum Gallery ***** Gallery: Gertrude Stein ***** Howard Greenberg Gallery
James Goodman Gallery ***** Jason McCoy, Inc. ***** Laurence Miller Gallery ***** Leonard Hutton Galleries ***** Marian Goodman Gallery ***** Mary Boone Gallery
Maxwell Davidson Gallery ***** Michael Rosenfeld Gallery ***** Nohra Haime Gallery ***** Pace / MacGill Gallery ***** Pace Prints ***** Peter Findlay Gallery
Throckmorton Fine Art ***** Ubu Gallery ***** Zabriskie Gallery

Uptown Art Galleries
Lynda Anderson ***** Acquavella Galleries, Inc. ***** Adelson Galleries ***** Anita Shapolsky Gallery ***** Berry-Hill Galleries ***** Bonni Benrubi Gallery
Adam Baumgold Gallery ***** Didier Aaron, Inc. ***** Gagosian Gallery ***** Galerie St. Etienne
Gerald Peters Gallery ***** Gitterman Gallery ***** Greenberg Van Doren Gallery ***** Hirschl & Adler Galleries ***** Hollis Taggart Galleries ***** Jane Kahan Gallery
Keith De Lellis Gallery ***** Knoedler & Company ***** Kouros Gallery ***** Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts ***** Leo Castelli Gallery ***** Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art
Littlejohn Contemporary ***** Marc Rosen Fine Art, Ltd. ***** Mary-Anne Martin ***** McKee Gallery ***** Michael Werner Gallery ***** Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery
Moeller Galllery ***** Owen Gallery ***** Rachel Adler Fine Art ***** Richard L. Feigen & Co. ***** Roth ***** Tibor De Nagy Gallery
David Tunick, Inc. ***** Tilton Gallery ***** Winston Wachter Fine Art

Perhaps Flora Miller Biddle said it best in her book about the Whitney Museum;
“… Since Neolithic times, art has been a necessity for human beings, and artists have been the heart and soul of culture and society.
No one, not even the artists who make it, can control art.
These men and women are in touch with an ultimate mystery, with the essence of life’s meaning, and they bring it to us as a gift."

What do some pioneers have to say about their communities?

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Published continuously on the World Wide Web since 1996

This site was conceived and launched using free public access computers at the Miami-Dade Public Library in downtown Miami Florida