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524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001


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521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
212 255 5247

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New York, NY 10011
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Paula Cooper Gallery*, the first art gallery in SoHo, opened in 1968 with an exhibition to benefit the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. The show included works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold and Robert Ryman, among others, as well as Sol LeWitt’s first wall drawing. For fifty years, the gallery’s artistic agenda has remained focused on, though not limited to, conceptual and minimal art.

In 1996, the gallery moved to Chelsea to occupy an award-winning redesigned 19th century building. The architect was Richard Gluckman. In 1999, Paula Cooper opened a second exhibition space on 21st Street.

Beyond its immediate artistic program, the gallery has regularly hosted concerts, music symposia, dance performances, book receptions, poetry readings, as well as art exhibitions and special events to benefit various national and community organizations. For 25 years until 2000, the gallery presented a much celebrated series of New Year’s Eve readings of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans and James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

*Paula Cooper Gallery has temporarily relocated from its primary space at 534 W 21st Street to 524 W 26th Street. Programming will continue uninterrupted on the second floor of 521 W 21st Street, as well as at our vitrine space below it at 529 W 21st Street.
Artists Represented:
Carl Andre
Tauba Auerbach
Jennifer Bartlett
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Cecily Brown
Sophie Calle
Beatrice Caracciolo
Sarah Charlesworth
Bruce Conner
Mark di Suvero
Sam Durant
Matias Faldbakken
Ja'Tovia Gary
Liz Glynn
Robert Grosvenor
Hans Haacke
Douglas Huebler
Michael Hurson
Julian Lethbridge
Sol LeWitt
Christian Marclay
Justin Matherly
Peter Moore
David Novros
Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen
Paul Pfeiffer
Walid Raad
Veronica Ryan
Joel Shapiro
Rudolf Stingel
Kelley Walker
Dan Walsh
Meg Webster
Robert Wilson
Jackie Winsor
Bing Wright
Carey Young
Works Available By:
Jonathan Borofsky 
Dan Flavin 
Charles Gaines 
Wayne Gonzales 
Donald Judd 
Sherrie Levine 
Jan Schoonhoven 
Atsuko Tanaka 
Alan Shields

 

 
Exhibition view of Carl Andre, at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, 2014. © Carl Andre / VAGA 2014. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.


 
Online Programming

Donald Judd

Donald Judd Online Viewing Room

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

On the occasion of the Museum of Modern Art’s Donald Judd retrospective, Paula Cooper Gallery is looking back at the gallery’s long relationship with the artist. A brass floor piece by Donald Judd featured in the first exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery in 1968. This work was purchased by Phillip Johnson, donated to the Museum of Modern Art, and is included in the current retrospective. Since 1968, hundreds of Judd’s works have been shown at Paula Cooper Gallery in over fifty exhibitions. The gallery formally represented Judd for six years, from 1985 to 1991. During this significant period, Judd’s market was dramatically transformed and his reputation even further expanded. The MoMA exhibition reveals Judd’s formal innovation, the great range of his work, and his exceptionally bold use of color in sculpture. The multiplicity on display in Judd is the inspiration for a selection of works in the gallery’s first online Viewing Room. Spanning the artist’s career, the Viewing Room includes important paintings, sculpture in a range of materials, as well as prints and woodblocks.

 
Past Exhibitions

Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sarah Charlesworth, Sherrie Levine

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

February 29, 2020 - April 4, 2020

Ja'Tovia Gary

flesh that needs to be loved

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

February 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Dan Walsh

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 9, 2020 - February 15, 2020
An exhibition of new work by Dan Walsh will examine the artist’s ever-expanding vocabulary of material, form and scale. On view will be paintings, works on paper, artist books, and sculptures whose geometric patterns and programmatic compositions lead to a profusion of perceptual and psychic effects. Images and objects that at first appear fixed come to disclose complex systems of experiment that lend to manifold historical allusions. The gallery’s forthcoming exhibition follows Walsh’s major yearlong career survey at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, on view through January 5, 2020.

Sophie Calle, Bruce Conner, Paul Pfeiffer

Documents & Recitations

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

October 26, 2019 - February 8, 2020

Christian Marclay

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 12, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Amy O'Neill

THE ZOO REVOLUTION

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Veronica Ryan

The Weather Inside

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Sam Durant, Liz Glynn, Walid Raad, Kelley Walker, Meg Webster

Non-Vicious Circle

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

July 8, 2019 - August 16, 2019

David Novros

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 11, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Walid Raad

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

April 13, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Liz Glynn, Robert Grosvenor, Justin Matherly, Paul Pfeiffer

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

April 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Sarah Charlesworth

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

February 23, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Matias Faldbakken

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

February 21, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Alan Shields

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

January 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Jennifer Bartlett, Jonathan Borofsky, Lynda Benglis, Elizabeth Murray, Joel Shapiro, Jackie Winsor

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

January 10, 2019 - February 9, 2019

Lynda Benglis

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

November 10, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Tauba Auerbach

A BROKEN STREAM

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

November 10, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Sol LeWitt

Large Gouaches

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

November 3, 2018 - December 15, 2018

50 Years: An Anniversary

524 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 10, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Peter Moore

Peter Moore: 1968

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

October 6, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Charles Gaines

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

May 3, 2018 - June 23, 2018

Joel Shapiro

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

March 24, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Robert Grosvenor

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

February 10, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Beatrice Caracciolo

Il Bosco Lontano

521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011

January 6, 2018 - February 3, 2018