Take a peek inside Luxury Attaché’s powerhouse gallery picks for a touch of culture and a taste of the biggest names in the art scene.
1 Gagosian Gallery
Given that Larry Gagosian is one of the world’s most well-known art dealers, it comes as no surprise that his galleries carry with them an unrivaled wow factor. Billionaires and jet setters alike flock to his brick and mortars in London, Rome, Hong Kong and Geneva to name a few, as well as the three he’s opened in Manhattan alone. Gagosian consistently pulls out the big guns, artistically speaking that is, drawing the likes of Eli Broad and much of the Russian collecting elite with collections ranging from Picasso to Basquiat to Warhol, taking contemporary art to new heights.
2 David Zwirner
Since opening its doors just 20 years ago, the David Zwirner gallery has swiftly risen to critical acclaim. With a stellar roster of contemporary artists, Zwirner has come to represent 43 artists and estates, as well as foster the careers of some of the biggest influencers in the contemporary movement to date. Zwirner himself has quite the following, having been named as one of Forbes’ most powerful American art dealers, thanks in part to his work with such icons as Dan Flavin and Claes Oldenburg. In the past few years, he has expanded his reach internationally, adding a 10,000 square foot London outpost (as well as an additional NYC gallery) to his iconic 19th Street space.
3 Pace Gallery
Over the past fifty years, the Pace Gallery has become a household name--especially when it comes to top-tier collectors and the artistically inclined.More than 700 exhibits have taken up residence in each of seven locations worldwide, introducing the world to some of the biggest names in the contemporary art movement. The most enduring and significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Hockney, de Kooning and Picasso come to mind, have lent to Pace’s indelible staying power and speak to the gallery’s prestige.
4 Matthew Marks Gallery
Matthew Mark’s galleries are as all-encompassing as his tastes, with riveting works spanning contemporary and modern markets in a plethora of mediums spread across his Chelsea base and three additional exhibition spaces in Manhattan. Marks represents an impressive array of both up-and-comers such as Robert Gober and established heavy hitters like Jasper Johns and is known to work very closely with each and every featured artist, a quality not lost on the artistic--and personal--presentations at his eponymous gallery. It is with this selfsame passion that Marks co-founded New York’s Armory Show, the biggest contemporary art fair in the city.
523 West 24th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues
5 Wally Findlay
This five-floor powerhouse proves that this city’s best galleries aren’t only found downtown. All corners of the contemporary and impressionistic worlds are elegantly displayed, with a unique--and specialized--emphasis on the beautiful, post-Impressionistic works hailing from the French School of Rouen. With galleries in New York, Palm Beach and Barcelona, and a history dating back to 1870 when the first gallery carrying the Findlay name opened its doors, Wally Findlay continues to be a destination for elite collectors and the artistic-elite.
124 East 57th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues