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18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
212 734 6300

Also at:
340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 309
Palm Beach, FL 33480
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, Philippe de Montebello, Esperanza Sobrino, and Tsutomu Takashima 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
Jean Dubuffet
Lucio Fontana
Lucian Freud
Paul Gauguin
Alberto Giacometti
Vincent van Gogh
Arshile Gorky
Philip Guston
Eva Hesse
David Hockney
Jasper Johns
Wassily Kandinsky
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
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
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Cy Twombly
Maurice de Vlaminck
Andy Warhol
Tom Wesselmann


Gallery exterior. Courtesy of Acquavella Galleries, Inc.

Past Exhibitions

Eva Hesse / Hannah Wilke: Erotic Abstraction

May 5, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Eva Hesse / Hannah Wilke: Erotic Abstraction, the first exhibition to present these two pioneering artists side by side. Curated by Eleanor Nairne of the Barbican Art Gallery in London, the show features 22 works made between 1965 and 1977, including foundational works in the history of post-Minimalist and feminist art. Image: Eva Hesse Iterate, 1967 Acrylic, cord, wood shavings, unknown modeling compound, Masonite 22 x 20 1/8 inches (55.8 x 51.1 cm) Private Collection Art © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Jacob El Hanani

Jacob El Hanani: Recent Works on Canvas

May 5, 2021 - June 18, 2021
Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present new works on canvas by American Israeli artist Jacob El Hanani. A tribute to the artist’s mastery of abstraction through his painstaking pen-and-ink drawings, this will be Acquavella’s third exhibition dedicated to the artist.

Impressionist, Modern and Postwar Masters

April 1, 2021 - May 28, 2021
Featuring work by Giacomo Balla, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gustave Caillebotte, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, James Ensor, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Damian Loeb, Brice Marden, Joan Miró, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Larry Rivers, Tom Sachs, Wayne Thiebaud, Joaquín Torres-García, and Andy Warhol.

Wayne Thiebaud

December 20, 2020 - February 20, 2021
Exhibition of paintings by Wayne Thiebaud

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs: Handmade Paintings

November 5, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Masterworks from Cézanne to Thiebaud

November 1, 2020 - December 18, 2020
Acquavella Galleries is pleased to present Masterworks: From Cézanne to Thiebaud, a group exhibition on display in Palm Beach opening in November 2020. On view will be works by Pierre Bonnard, Gustave Caillebotte, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob El Hanani, Max Ernst, Paul Gauguin, Keith Haring, Ellsworth Kelly, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Jackson Pollock, Richard Prince, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann in a variety of mediums. Though the exhibition spans multiple generations and movements, the artists included share a mastery of both space and color.

Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Masters

April 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Joan Miró

Miró the Sculptor: Elements of Nature

January 13, 2020 - January 29, 2020
Exhibition of twenty-three bronzes by Joan Miró.

Wang Yan Cheng

September 11, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud: Monumental

April 5, 2019 - May 24, 2019

James Rosenquist

James Rosenquist: His American Life

October 25, 2018 - December 7, 2018

White | Black

August 13, 2018 - September 28, 2018

The Worlds of Joaquín Torres-García

April 12, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Richard Diebenkorn & Wayne Thiebaud

California Landscapes

February 1, 2018 - March 16, 2018