18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
212 734 6300
Acquavella Galleries is distinguished for its expertise in the fields of 19th, 20th and 21st century art. The gallery, founded by Nicholas Acquavella in the early 1920s, is now a three-generation, family-owned business: Bill Acquavella joined his father in 1960, Bill’s daughter Eleanor joined in 1997, and his sons Nick and Alexander joined in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The gallery first specialized in works of the Italian Renaissance and old master paintings, but Bill expanded the focus to include the masters of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. In the late 1980s, the gallery also began dealing in postwar and contemporary art. Today, the gallery regularly exhibits works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Jean Paul Riopelle, Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Lucian Freud. On the primary market, the gallery represents Miquel Barceló, Jacob El Hanani, Damian Loeb, and Wayne Thiebaud.

For more than 90 years, Acquavella Galleries has sold major paintings and sculpture to private collectors and museums worldwide. Through its exhibitions, it has also gained a reputation for organizing shows of particular note, both loan exhibitions and for-sale shows. Among the most significant over the past several decades include The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art (2013), Lucian Freud Drawings (2012), Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism (2011), Robert and Ethel Scull: Portrait of a Collection (2010), Picasso’s Marie-Thérèse (2008), Manolo Millares (2006), James Rosenquist: Monochromes (2005), Lucian Freud: Recent Paintings & Etchings (2004), Cézanne Watercolors (1999), Alberto Giacometti (1994), Robert Rauschenberg Drawings: 1958-1968 (1986), Lyonel Feininger (1985-1986; this exhibition traveled to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.), Edgar Degas (1978), Claude Monet (1976), Henri Matisse (1973) and many others. In addition, each year, the gallery curates exhibitions that offer a variety of 19th and 20th century masterworks.

Michael Findlay, Esperanza Sobrino, Tsutomu Takashima, and Ken Yeh are the directors of Acquavella. Their combined experience represents a wide range of expertise in acquisition, appraisal and education. Business can be conducted in French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish, and English.

Acquavella is located at 18 East 79th Street in New York City, occupying a five-story French neo-classical townhouse.



Artists Represented:
Miquel Barcelo
Jacob El Hanani
Damian Loeb
Wayne Thiebaud

Works Available By:
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean (Hans) Arp
Frank Auerbach
Francis Bacon
Miquel Barceló
Pierre Bonnard
Eugene Boudin
Georges Braque
Alexander Calder
Paul Cézanne
Marc Chagall
Edgar Degas
Andre Derain
Richard Diebenkorn
Peter Doig
Kees van Dongen
Jean Dubuffet
Marlene Dumas
Zeng Fanzhi
Lucio Fontana
Lucian Freud
Paul Gauguin
Alberto Giacometti
Vincent van Gogh
Arshile Gorky
Philip Guston
Eva Hesse
David Hockney
Jasper Johns
Wassily Kandinsky
Mike Kelley
Paul Klee
Franz Kline
Willem de Kooning
Fernand Léger
Roy Lichtenstein
Morris Louis
Rene Magritte
Aristide Maillol
Piero Manzoni
Brice Marden
Henri Matisse
Fausto Melotti
Manolo Millares
Joan Miró
Amedeo Modigliani
Claude Monet
Henry Moore
Claes Oldenburg
Pablo Picasso
Camille Pissarro
Sigmar Polke
Jackson Pollock
Robert Rauschenberg
Odilon Redon
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Jean Paul Riopelle
Susan Rothenberg
Mark Rothko
Ed Ruscha
Egon Schiele
Georges Seurat
Paul Signac
Alfred Sisley
David Smith
Nicolas de Staël
Yves Tanguy
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Cy Twombly
Maurice de Vlaminck
Andy Warhol
Tom Wesselmann

 

 
Gallery exterior. Courtesy of Acquavella Galleries, Inc.


 
Past Exhibitions

Jacob El Hanani
Linescape: Four Decades
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

October 2, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Three Dimensions: Modern and Contemporary Approaches to Relief and Sculpture
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

September 11, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Miró / Calder
The Constellations
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

April 20, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Damian Loeb
Sgr A*
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

March 3, 2017 - April 7, 2017

Miquel Barceló
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

October 27, 2016 - December 9, 2016

Postwar New York: Capital of the Avant-Garde
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

July 5, 2016 - September 30, 2016