A s galleries continue their mission of supporting their roster of artists, Sotheby's Gallery Network is pleased to support galleries in this collaborative new partnership. Twenty-three galleries are currently online showing a range and depth of contemporary art to suit all types of collecting passions. This week, seven new galleries bring with them an exciting variety of works available now: Fergus McCaffrey, David Benrimon Fine Art, Nino Mier Gallery, Nathalie Karg Gallery, Galeria Nara Roesler, Rhona Hoffman Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery.
F ounded in 2006, Fergus McCaffrey represents an increasingly global group of post-war and contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Japan. For over a decade, the gallery has developed a multifaceted program, representing over 24 artists and estates worldwide. Internationally recognized for its promotion of postwar Japanese and seminal western artists, Fergus McCaffrey has locations in New York, Tokyo, and St. Barth.
DAVID BENRIMON FINE ART
D avid Benrimon Fine Art was founded by David Benrimon in the 1990s in the heart of New York’s Midtown Manhattan to advise collectors and investors on the dynamic world of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art. With over 30 years experience, David Benrimon has the distinct advantage of understanding the art market from many different angles. His art world career began with framing and curating when he founded Varick Street Framing in 1977 and Central Art Framing in the 1980s to serve Manhattan’s growing artistic community. Both companies served as a haven for helping dealers such as Leo Castelli and artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol realize their vision through framing. As the art community in SoHo grew, David acquired important works by artists that would later become part of art history. In 2019, the gallery moved to the renowned Fuller Building on 57th Street and Madison Avenue to expand its exhibition space. David Benrimon Fine Art curates historic exhibitions by Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists, which include “Sam Francis: Abstract Impressionist” (2020); “Ed Ruscha: Six Decades of Printmaking” (2019); “Tom Wesselmann: Steelcuts” (2019); and “Fernando Botero” (2019).
NINO MIER GALLERY
N INO MIER GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located on the historic Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. With spaces in both Los Angeles and Cologne, the gallery maintains a comprehensive and cohesive roster of emerging and prominent artists. While predominantly focused on painting, the gallery also shows a distinctive program of sculpture and photography.
In 2015, NINO MIER GALLERY was established in a 500-square-foot space at 1107 Greenacre Avenue in West Hollywood. With a desire to bring an international program to Los Angeles and initially focused on the Rhineland region, Mier’s place of origin, the gallery opened with a young German painter, Jan-Ole Schiemann. The Rhineland, not unlike Los Angeles, has a rich history of prestigious art schools, and both places attract artists for a myriad of reasons to live, work and collaborate together.
A year after its founding, the gallery expanded next door to 7313 Santa Monica Boulevard. Formally the famous Actor's Circle Theatre, the historic theater was transformed into an additional 1,200-square-foot exhibition space crowned by its iconic marquee. With the addition of the larger space, the gallery was able to present eight to twelve exhibitions a year, innately developing its programming to artists based in Los Angeles, including: Louise Bonnet, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Jake Longstreth, Polly Borland, Alessandro Pessoli, Jansson Stegner and Jon Pylypchuk. The artist roster continues to develop, and although there is a clear focus on German and Los Angeles-based artists, the gallery is extremely proud to be representing international artists Peter Bonde and Tomasz Kowalski, among others.
In the spring of 2018, NINO MIER GALLERY returned to his roots and opened a seasonal multipurpose exhibition, project and artist residency space, Salon Nino Mier, in Cologne, Germany. Located in the Belgian Quarter in a historic townhouse, the building is one of the few that survived the devastating WWII bombing of Cologne. The neighborhood hosts numerous young galleries and artist studio spaces as well as adjacent world-renowned museums. Demonstrated by the inaugural exhibition by Cologne-born and New York-based artist Michael Bauer, one of the major motivations for Salon Nino Mier is to expand the horizons of their US-based artists by giving them the opportunity to do a residency in Cologne, as well as exhibit their work in Europe.
Notwithstanding the international expansion, NINO MIER GALLERY continues to devote itself to Los Angeles as a home base. In 2018, the gallery announced the opening of a new 5,000-square-foot gallery at 7277 Santa Monica Boulevard in an iconic ivy-covered bow and truss landmark located directly across the street from the existing galleries. Retaining the spaces to expand its program across the three neighboring buildings, NINO MIER GALLERY now occupies the entire north side of the cross street in the heart of the West Hollywood, at the center of a constellation of new and established galleries that have shaped the art scene over the last few decades. The space was inaugurated with a major solo exhibition by Celeste Dupuy-Spencer.
NINO MIER GALLERY currently represents more than 20 living artists, as well as two major artist's estates, including the Estate of William N. Copley alongside Kasmin Gallery, New York, and the Estate of Georg Karl Pfahler, of which the gallery is the sole US-representative. This summer, the gallery will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a group exhibition bringing together the entire roster of artists for the first time.
NATHALIE KARG GALLERY
N athalie Karg Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with a reputation for discovering and nurturing ground-breaking artists working in a range of media. Nathalie Karg Gallery presents seven exhibitions a year and participates in a few selected art fairs, with the aim of presenting a focused and challenging program. Nathalie Karg Gallery also presents one historical exhibition per year of a period (generally overlooked) by established artists.
GALERIA NARA ROESLER
G aleria Nara Roesler is a leading Brazilian contemporary art gallery, representing seminal Brazilian and international artists who emerged in the 1950s as well as preeminent mid-career and emerging artists who dialogue with the currents put forth by these historical figures. Founded by Nara Roesler in 1989, the gallery has consistently fomented curatorial practice while upholding the utmost quality in art production. This has actively been put into practice through a select and rigorous exhibitions program created in close collaboration with its artists; the implementation and fostering of the Roesler Hotel program, a platform for curatorial projects; and continued support to artists beyond the gallery space, working with institutions and curators in offsite shows. In 2012, the gallery doubled its São Paulo exhibition space, in 2014 it expanded to Rio, and in 2015 it opened in New York City, continuing its mission to provide the best platform for its artists to show their work.
RHONA HOFFMAN GALLERY
R hona Hoffman Gallery, founded originally as Young Hoffman Gallery in 1976, specializes in international contemporary art in all medias, and art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based. From its inception, the gallery has launched emerging artists’ careers. In the seventies, Young Hoffman Gallery was one of the first galleries to offer exhibitions to women artists including Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.
Since 1983, when Rhona Hoffman and Donald Young announced the establishment of separate galleries, Rhona Hoffman Gallery has continued to show young and emerging artists alongside established ones. Among the artists the gallery has exhibited and/or continues to exhibit are Vito Acconci, Spencer Finch, Luis Gispert, Leon Golub, Robert Heinecken, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, Brian Ulrich, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley.
Rhona Hoffman Gallery is very active in the Chicago arts community and maintains strong relationships with museums, helping to place important works in their collections and within their programs. Additionally, the gallery gives exposure to artists currently living in Chicago such as Julia Fish, Chris Garofalo, Judy Ledgerwood, John Preus, Michael Rakowitz, Richard Rezac, David Schutter, and Anne Wilson.
ANDREW KREPS GALLERY
A ndrew Kreps Gallery was founded in New York in 1996. Widening its original focus on emerging American artists, the program expanded to include international artists, many of whom had their first exhibitions in the United States or New York at the gallery. In 2019 After nearly 20 years of operation in Chelsea, the gallery relocated to Tribeca, doubling its footprint with a 9,000 sq foot space at 22 Cortlandt Alley. Andrew Kreps Gallery currently represents the work of 29 international artists, as well as the estates of Corita Kent, Ján Mančuška, and Robert Overby.The gallery additionally co-operates 55 Walker Street, a space collaboratively programmed by Andrew Kreps Gallery, Bortolami, and kaufmann repetto.