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55 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012

Also at:
120 East 65th St
New York, NY 10065
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Founded in 2012 by Adam Lindemann, Venus Over Manhattan is dedicated to curated exhibitions both historic and contemporary, which cast a unique and often iconoclastic view on the work of established artists or artists whose works have been somewhat overlooked. Noteworthy exhibitions and presentations have included those dedicated to Roger Brown, Bernard Buffet, Billy Al Bengston, William N. Copley, Walter Dahn, Roy De Forest, John Dogg, Jack Goldstein, Maryan, Peter Saul, and H.C. Westermann, Joseph Elmer Yoakum. The gallery also presents exhibitions by a roster of established artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Alexander Calder, Maurizio Cattelan, Mike Kelley, John McCracken, Cady Noland, Raymond Pettibon, Andy Warhol, and Franz West.
Artists Represented:
Peter Saul
Roger Brown
Roy De Forest 
Joseph Elmer Yoakum 
Keiichi Tanaami

Works Available By:
Alexander Calder 
Billy Al Bengston
Judith Bernstein
John Dogg 
Ed Paschke 
H.C. Westermann
Jim Nutt


Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan.

Past Exhibitions

Anastasia Bay

Anastasia Bay: The Stumblers' Parade

February 9, 2023 - March 11, 2023
Anastasia Bay (b. 1988, France) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a BA from Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris which she earned in 2012 after studying under François Boisrond. Bay’s work has been featured in numerous presentations including shows at Galerie Derouillon, Paris; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels; White House Gallery, Lovenjoel; and Spurs Gallery, Beijing among others. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of many public institutions, including the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; X Museum, Beijing and the Zuzeum Museum, Riga.

Emanuel Proweller

Emanuel Proweller: Surface Sensible

October 13, 2022 - November 12, 2022
(New York, NY) – Beginning October 13th, Venus Over Manhattan will present Emanuel Proweller: Surface Sensible the first US exhibition since 1963 to showcase the work of the Polish-French artist and his pioneering approach to figuration. This landmark presentation, organized in close collaboration with the artist’s daughter, Élisabeth Brami-Proweller, comprises more than twenty works spanning the artist’s nearly six-decade career. Emanuel Proweller: Surface Sensible will be on view at Venus Over Manhattan’s uptown location at 120 East 65th Street from October 13th through November 12th, 2022.

Keiichi Tanaami

Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe

September 8, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe September 8 – October 8, 2022 Opening: Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Venus Over Manhattan 55 Great Jones Street New York, NY 10012 Revered in Japan as a leading figure of postwar art and progenitor of the Japanese Pop and Superflat movements, 86 year-old Keiichi Tanaami will unveil an optically dazzling suite of new large-scale paintings in his first exhibition with Venus Over Manhattan. Tanaami’s art is celebrated for its unbridled approach to form, intensity of color, and almost dizzying layers of canny cultural references ranging from ukiyo-e to Disney. This exhibition, the artist’s first in New York since 2016, will also present new animations alongside a dozen monumental canvases in a prelude to Tanaami’s forthcoming European museum survey in 2023/2024. For additional information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at

Basil Kincaid

Basil Kincaid: River, Frog and Crescent Moon

September 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Basil Kincaid: River, Frog, and Crescent Moon September 7 - October 8, 2022 Opening: Wednesday, September 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Venus Over Manhattan 120 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 Celebrating improvisation, freedom of imagination, and a continuous process of self-discovery through making, St. Louis, Missouri, and Accra-based Basil Kincaid is a post-disciplinary artist known for textile compositions that mine what he calls his “spiritual inheritance.” On September 7, 2022, Venus Over Manhattan will present the artist’s first New York solo exhibition, featuring a series of recent quilted, embroidered, and sculptured works. Kincaid’s pieces are often made from “emotionally charged materials”, including the cast-off clothes of loved ones, and involve a time-intensive collage technique that channels the inheritance of his multi-generational familial practice of quilting. The exhibition will be on view through October 8th at the gallery’s Upper East Side location. For additional information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at

Ana Benaroya

Ana Benaroya: Swept Away

April 8, 2022 - May 21, 2022
(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Swept Away, an exhibition of new works by Ana Benaroya. The presentation will inaugurate the gallery’s new downtown space, located at 55 Great Jones Street. The exhibition comprises seven paintings and seven works on paper that depict women’s bodies—the artist’s central theme—considered through their relationship to water. Swept Away is Ana Benaroya’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and will be on view from April 8th through May 21st. Image caption: Ana Benaroya, By the Ocean's Roar, 2022. Marker and India ink on archival Bristol board; 18 1/4 x 30 in (46.4 x 76.2 cm).

Rachel Simon Marino

Rachel Simon Marino: Foul Play

March 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Foul Play, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by San Francisco-based artist Rachel Simon Marino. Comprising eight large-scale paintings and a smaller group of works on paper, the presentation grants entry to a set of imagined spaces, whose patterned walls and surreal scenarios suggest the interiors of an amusement park funhouse. The exhibition marks the artist’s debut solo presentation in New York and will be on view from March 10th through April 2nd. Image: Rachel Simon Marino, "A Hoax Unquestioned,"2021, Oil on canvas, 78 x 72 in, 198.1 x 182.9 cm.

Peter Saul

Peter Saul: New Paintings

May 6, 2021 - June 26, 2021
Venus Over Manhattan and Michael Werner Gallery are pleased to announce a joint exhibition of new paintings and works on paper made by acclaimed artist by Peter Saul over the course of 2020 and 2021. Image: Peter Saul, "Bowl of Flowers with Insects," 2020