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509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
By Appointment
212-563-4474

Kasmin Sculpture Garden
The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001


297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
By Appointment
Founded by Paul Kasmin in SoHo in 1989, Kasmin cultivates a rigorous exhibition program that places historic figures of Post-War art in dialogue with the evolving practice of established and emerging artists working today. For nearly 30 years, the gallery has nurtured the careers of eminent modern and contemporary artists including Tina Barney, Walton Ford, James Nares, Roxy Paine, Elliott Puckette, Mark Ryden, Bosco Sodi, and Bernar Venet, among many others, and put on the first-ever U.S. gallery shows of artists including Les Lalanne. Kasmin was among the first galleries to move to Chelsea in 2000 and continues to expand its program to include more artists and estates, now encompassing three gallery spaces anchored in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District at 10th Avenue and 27th Street.

In addition to supporting contemporary artists, Kasmin leads the field in advocating for the legacy of artist estates, currently representing some of the most influential artists of the 20th century, including Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Stuart Davis, Max Ernst, Barry Flanagan, Jane Freilicher, Robert Indiana, Lee Krasner, and Robert Motherwell. The gallery also specializes in the presentation of large-scale sculpture and engages in public art projects across New York and around the world, with recent examples including: Bosco Sodi’s Muro in Washington Square Park, New York (2017), Les Lalanne’s Sheep Station in Chelsea, New York (2013), and Mark Ryden’s Dodecahedron at PMQ Gardens in Hong Kong (2018). Complementing the gallery’s robust exhibitions program, Kasmin is also dedicated to furthering academic research on its artists and develops scholarly publications that shed new light on their diverse practices. The gallery has published comprehensive catalogs including William N. Copley X-Rated, Lee Krasner’s Umber PaintingsAlexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987, Impasse Ronsin, and the first English translation of a monograph-scale book of Max Ernst’s sculpture. In September of 2018, Brancusi & Duchamp: The Art of Dialogue opened to the public, looking at the creative and personal relationship between the two artists. Dedicated to cultivating collectors and working with artists from around the world, Kasmin participates in a range of international art fairs across Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Marking a new chapter of curatorial ambition for the gallery, Kasmin expanded the gallery’s footprint in Chelsea with the opening of a new space in October 2018. The purpose-built gallery designed by studioMDA features a rooftop sculpture garden overlooking The High Line, representing a first-of-its-kind model for publicly sited commercial sculpture. Rejecting the dichotomy that pits brick-and-mortar against new methods of programming, the gallery’s new rooftop sculpture garden places Kasmin’s roster of artists and exhibitions in conversation with one of the most innovative platforms for art developed in recent years, reimagining how a commercial gallery can engage with art and the public.

Kasmin gallery spaces are located at 509 West 27th Street and 297 Tenth Avenue, and the Kasmin Sculpture Garden is viewable from The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street.
Artists Represented:

Theodora Allen

Ali Banisadr

Tina Barney

Judith Bernstein

Mattia Bonetti

Constantin Brancusi

Saint Clair Cemin

Taner Ceylan

William N. Copley

Ian Davenport

Stuart Davis

Max Ernst

Barry Flanagan

Walton Ford

Jane Freilicher

Robert Indiana

Lee Krasner

Les Lalanne

Liu Dan

Matvey Levenstein

Jasper Morrison

Robert Motherwell

James Nares

Jules Olitski

Roxy Paine

Robert Polidori

Elliott Puckette

Mark Ryden

Will Ryman

Jan-Ole Schiemann

Joel Shapiro

Bosco Sodi

Naama Tsabar

Bernar Venet

David Wiseman

Works Available By:

Marcel Broodthaers

Anthony Caro

David Hockney

Alex Katz

Morris Louis

Nyoman Masriadi

Chaim Soutine

Frank Stella

Andy Warhol


 

 
Kasmin's 509 West 27th Street gallery. Photo by Roland Halbe.


 
Online Programming

Alma Allen, Theodora Allen, Ali Bandisadr, JB Blunk, Constantin Brancusi, Saint Clair Cemin, Max Ernst, Barry Flanagan, David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Elie Nadelman, Elliott Puckette, Bosco Sodi, Dorothea Tanning, and Tezontle

Protean


Online Viewing Rooms

Protean brings together a selection of post-war and contemporary works that explore the primordial development of both language and physical meaning. The presentation's title takes its name from the shape-shifting greek sea god, Proteus, who came to be regarded as a symbol of the original matter from which the world was created. Alluding to the dawning of life and guided by metaphysical reference, the presentation invites contemplation on the ways in which artist continue to grapple with ontological inquiry. Protean features work by 15 artist and will be accessible via the gallery's Viewing Room from May 18-June 8, 2020.

 
Current Exhibition

William N. Copley

William N. Copley: The New York Years

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

March 11, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Kasmin is pleased to present William N. Copley "The New York Years," a comprehensive look at the evolution of the artist’s painting during three pivotal decades in New York City. The exhibition, on view at 509 West 27th Street from March 11, 2020, will trace this central period through key paintings from multiple series and a corresponding presentation of photographic, publishing, and research materials drawn from the archives of the William N. Copley Estate. This is Kasmin’s sixth solo exhibition of the artist’s work since the gallery began representing the Estate in 2010.

 
Past Exhibitions

Lucas Blalock, Michele Abeles, Roe Ethridge, Farah Al Qasimi, Erin O’Keefe, Daniel Gordon

AND/ALSO: Photography (Mis)represented

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

July 9, 2020 - August 21, 2020
In the last ten years, the boundaries between photography and sculpture, architecture, painting, drawing, media and computation have become increasingly porous. Central to the efficacy of photography today is its relationship to language. Like language, photography is a communicative medium that belongs to every discipline, allowing it to shift from commercial to critical and across media. AND/ALSO: Photography (Mis)represented unites six photographers based in New York whose divergent practices all demonstrate the easy slippage between one medium and the next. Their methodologies contend with medium specific conceptions historically associated with photography, like authorship, deadpan documentation, and chemical composition, to imagine a system of representation that exists in quantum states, oscillating in and out of its own parameters. Taken collectively, the thirteen photographs exhibited make evident that a new approach to formalism is emerging within the contemporary construct, one that is multidisciplinary and upended by new technologies and advanced editing softwares. Using the Clone Stamp and Brush tools in Adobe Photoshop, Lucas Blalock (b. 1978) has devised a mechanized approach to painting within images that transcends the limitations of traditional photographic production. Appropriating the codes and conventions of surrealist and expressionist painting, he applies digitized brushstrokes to otherwise straightforward photographs of everyday objects. Each stroke scores the image, obscuring the object depicted and leaving traces of activity that point back to the absent author. Occasionally, he uses the tools to add figures that appear to occupy empty space. This tendency to breathe life into images is exemplified in his billboard for last year's Whitney Biennial, for which Blalock created an augmented reality application that visitors could download to make the desert landscape three-dimensional and the animals animated. Michele Abeles (b. 1977) manipulates the flow, exchange and disruption of data in photographs that alter, share, and intentionally misrepresent the referent. In her series, Find Out What Happens When People Start Getting Real, Abeles abstracts the human figure and positions it as a readymade object. Taking previously shot photographs of people on the street, she crops into the body and covers up areas of the image by applying ceramic tile and acrylic paint to the surface. In the process, photographs made using a digital camera, and thus intended for reproducibility and widespread dissemination, become unique objects. The configuration of ceramic tiles reference a 1969 work by Marcel Broodthaers and an 1887 poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, both titled Un Coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard (A throw of the dice will never abolish chance), which propose that language be liberated from typography. As if to answer their proposal, much of the work of Roe Ethridge (b. 1969) visualizes the coded system of semiology. For example, photographs like Model Prints on Broken Pencil reveal how meaning is produced by laying out the network of signs and signifiers within a series of editorial images. Here, Ethridge uses collage to communicate the denoted and connoted messages behind the final photograph. Less direct, yet still a study on myth making, Chubbs (Celine Horse) depicts a pony displaced from its natural environment now regal against a red backdrop, in concert with pictorial strategies of the Romantic era. Throughout his career, Ethridge has combined a wide variety of source material to make images that collapse historical genres into commercial and critical contemporary photography, drawing attention to the unstable ontology of the medium. Like Ethridge, Farah Al Qasimi (b. 1991) sequences images in nonlinear narrative structures that allow for the cross-pollination of fine art and applied practice. Her work reflects her life, a tandem of culture and commodity from the United Arab Emirates and the United States in photography, performance, and video that speak to a strong-willed, feminine power. For her latest series, taken in Dubai, Qasimi photographed five closed kiosks in Dragon Mart, the world’s largest hub of Chinese manufactured goods outside of China. The flowing fabrics, and what they conceal, reify industrial postwar production while also acting as abstract studies of color, texture and painterly design. Epitomizing abstract efforts in photographic production, Erin O’Keefe (b. 1962) builds dioramas of hand carved wooden blocks and velvet cutouts only to photograph them in compositions that strategically flatten space. Trained as an architect, she pursues spatial relationships with mathematical precision until dimension and depth are difficult to discern. Her work is as much sculpture as it is photography, volumetrically unfolding within the picture plane. A testament to the hybridity of her practice, for the first time in her career, O’Keefe is exhibiting unique photographs. In his impetus to make the ordinary extraordinary, Daniel Gordon (b. 1980) is engaged with the surrealist pedagogy. Similar to O’Keefe, he photographs assemblages he constructs from foundational materials. Paper cutouts and shredded cardboard somehow support large-scale entropic landscapes and still lifes that embrace formalist notions of color, form, line and composition. Once photographed, the two-dimensional made three-dimensional reverts back, forcing us to look at photography rather than through it. Currently, Gordon is working on a monumental outdoor sculpture made of printed images on aluminum sheets to be installed in 2021 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston. Within these artists’ practices, it is clear that formalism in photography today is not a study of one medium, but rather a study of how one medium can be all mediums. Image: Lucas Blalock, Old Mail, parallax, 2017, archival inkjet print, 48 x 60 1/2 x 2 in, 121.9 x 153.7 x 5.1 cm. © Lucas Blalock, courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich/New York.

John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Karl Benjamin, Cameron, William N. Copley, Marcel Duchamp, Lorser Feitelson, Raul Guerrero, Philip Guston, Frederick Hammersley, Luchita Hurtado, Robert Irwin, Helen Lundeberg, Paul McCarthy, Lee Mullican, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Ed Ruscha, Robert Therrien, Don Van Vliet, and Beatrice Wood

Valley of Gold: Southern California and the Phantasmagoric

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

March 5, 2020 - April 25, 2020

Max Ernst

Collages

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

January 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Kasmin is delighted to announce an exhibition of paper collages by German surrealist Max Ernst (1891–1976). Staged in collaboration with the Destina Foundation, "Collages" will be on view from January 23, 2020, at the gallery’s 297 Tenth Avenue location. The exhibition features approximately forty collages on paper, ranging in both scale and subject matter, and spanning 1920 to 1975. Many of the works, with a focus on the 1960s and 70s, have never before been exhibited.

Alma Allen

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 23, 2020 - March 4, 2020
Kasmin is delighted to present its first solo exhibition of work by sculptor Alma Allen (b. 1970, USA.) Opening on January 23, 2020, at 509 West 27th Street, the presentation brings together 14 large-scale works realized in bronze, wood, and stone. Responding to the architecture of the gallery, Allen demonstrates unprecedented ambition in the works’ scale. Included in the exhibition is his tallest sculpture to date—a bronze measuring almost 5 meters at its highest point. A career-spanning monograph published by Rizzoli Electa and organized by Kasmin and Blum & Poe, who also represent the artist, will include text from Douglas Fogle and Glenn Adamson, and is due for publication in Spring 2020.

Keith Sonnier

Louisiana Suite

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

November 21, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Kasmin is delighted to announce an exhibition of seminal work by Keith Sonnier at the gallery’s flagship space in Chelsea, New York, on view between November 21, 2019, and January 11, 2020. Large-scale works from the ongoing series "Ba-O-Ba," which the artist began in 1969, utilize large panes of glass and Sonnier’s signature neon tubing in an abstract composition that forms a confluence between the sculpture and the gallery wall and floor. The neon’s linear quality allows the artist to “draw in space” with light and color, transcending the traditional limits of sculpture in an idiosyncratic visual style now inextricably associated with Sonnier. Based on the Greek mathematical theory of the Golden Ratio, the works are quintessential examples of Sonnier’s ability to masterfully synthesize architecture and light, speaking to a formal inventiveness that has defined nearly six decades of work.

Elie Nadelman

Significant Form

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

November 7, 2019 - December 21, 2019

James Rosenquist

Two Paintings

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 17, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Kasmin in cooperation with the Estate of James Rosenquist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg), is pleased to announce an exhibition of two important paintings by James Rosenquist. On view at the gallery’s flagship 509 West 27th Street location, both works—"Joystick" (2002) and "The Geometry of Fire" (2011)—reflect Rosenquist’s lifelong fascination with space, real and imagined, and his turn in the last two decades of his career to a new kind of abstraction.

Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Simon Hantaï, François Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Richard Nonas, Carol Rama, Robert Ryman, Bernar Venet

Elemental

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

September 26, 2019 - November 2, 2019
Kasmin is pleased to announce "Elemental," an exhibition comprised of minimalist and post-minimalist painting and sculpture that lays bare the foundational components of these consecutive 20th-century movements. Spanning 1963–1981, each work in the exhibition demonstrates a conceptually robust reduction of both form and content, drawing renewed attention to the nuances of the artistic process, the visceral potential of materials, and the organizational structure of a composition. By way of geometric abstraction, singular motifs, monochromatic palettes and the embracing of repetition, this seminal group of artists eschewed the gestural individualism of mid-century Abstract Expressionism and paved the way for a new understanding of art-making.

Bernar Venet

The Straight Line and the Pictorial Memory of the Gesture

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

September 12, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Bernar Venet

Indeterminate Hypothesis

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 12, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Levity/Density

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

July 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Mary Abbott, Nell Blaine, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Charlotte Park, Betty Parsons, and Jane Wilson

Painters of the East End

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

July 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019

James Nares

Monuments

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 23, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Brancusi: The Photographer

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 16, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Jasper Morrison

Corks

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

May 9, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Naama Tsabar

Dedicated

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

March 13, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Jan-Ole Schiemann

A Different Pose

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

March 7, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Matvey Levenstein

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 24, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Andy Warhol

Polaroid Portraits

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

January 24, 2019 - March 2, 2019

Les Lalanne

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 24, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Works from the Collection of John Ashbery

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

November 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Joel Shapiro

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 10, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Walton Ford

Barbary

509 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 10, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Lines Thicken: Stuart Davis in Black and White

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 13, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Lee Krasner

Mural Studies

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

September 13, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Robert Indiana

ONE through ZERO

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

June 21, 2018 - August 10, 2018

SEED: curated by Yvonne Force

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

June 21, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Jane Freilicher

50s New York

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

April 19, 2018 - June 9, 2018

Elliott Puckette

New Paintings

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

April 19, 2018 - June 9, 2018

Saint Clair Cemin

Oedipus

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

March 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Robert Polidori

Fra Angelico / Opus Operantis

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

March 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Judith Bernstein

Money Shot

The High Line at 27th Street with access on 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 18, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Tina Barney

Landscapes

297 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

January 17, 2018 - March 3, 2018