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100 New York: 10 Design and Art Galleries

We continue our mission to catalog the best 100 Design Elements of New York City by selecting the best interior design and art galleries in New York.. It wasn’t an easy task, since New York is known for its vibrant gallery scene, but for us, these ones are the best! So let’s take a ride along with the exciting world of contemporary and amazing design and art galleries of the Big Apple.


Read More: 100 Design and Art Galleries – Part VIII



Founded in 1932, the American Contemporary Art Galleries are dedicated to representing and exhibiting prominent Contemporary and Modern artists. As one of the oldest institutions of Design Art in the United States, the American Contemporary Galleries are a US institution.



 525 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Ruth Asawa at the David Zwirner

Representing forty-three artists and estates, David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery active in both the primary and secondary markets. Since opening its doors in 1993, it has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. The gallery has helped foster the careers of some of the most influential artists working today, including Luc Tuymans and Neo Rauch, who had their U.S. debut exhibitions at the gallery (in 1994 and 2000, respectively), and has maintained long-term representation of a wide-ranging, international group of artists. During the 1990s, the gallery began representing Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Stan Douglas, Marcel Dzama, On Kawara, Toba Khedoori, Jockum Nordström, Raymond Pettibon, Thomas Ruff, Katy Schimert, Yutaka Sone, Diana Thater, and Christopher Williams. David Zwirner also maintains a complete publishing program, partnering with Steidl, Radius Books, Ludion, Rizzoli, Abrams, Aperture, and others, to produce exhibition catalogs, monographs, and artist’s books.



515 W 26th St 1st floor, New York, NY 10001

Friedman Benda Gallery at Design Miami/

Founded in 2007 in New York, the Friedman Benda Gallery has played a vital role in the development of the contemporary design market and education and takes a comprehensive approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft, and art. It is dedicated to showcasing established and emerging designers who create the best collectible art pieces.



Credits: Mary Goodman


For over thirty years, the Marian Goodman Gallery has played an important role in introducing European artists to American audiences and helping to establish a vital dialogue among artists and institutions working internationally. The Marian Goodman Gallery was founded in New York City in late 1977 and opened an exhibition space in Paris in 1995.



 420 West Broadway. 1006 NY

Credits: Mary Boone

Mary Boone Gallery was founded in New York in 1977. The first Gallery was a small ground floor space at the renowned Soho address 420 West Broadway. From the outset, the Gallery was committed to showing the work of innovative young artists. In addition to artists long-associated with the Gallery – Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Barbara Kruger, David Salle – the gallery now represents established artists such as Barry Le Va and Keith Sonnier alongside intriguing new artists like Pierre Bismuth, Patty Chang, Chie Fueki, Luis Gispert, Hilary Harkness, Jacob Hashimoto, and Aleksandra Mir. Mary Boone Gallery is actively involved in the secondary market of artists important to its history, including Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Brice Marden, and Julian Schnabel.



509 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Paul Kasmin Gallery represents several generations of internationally recognized contemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers. Since its inception in 1989, the gallery has presented a program of exceptional solo exhibitions and dynamic group shows.



525 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011

Artsy – Tina Kim Gallery at FIAC 16

Tina Kim Gallery exhibition program is devoted to presenting contemporary art by both emerging and established artists. The gallery specializes in offering high-quality secondary market works by twentieth-century masters as well as many important artists working today



121W 21st St, New York, NY 10011

Pace Gallery opens New York HQ with Calder, Hockney

Pace Gallery is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded by Arne Glimcher in Boston in 1960 and led by Marc Glimcher, Pace has been a constant, vital force in the art world and has introduced many renowned artists’ work to the public for the first time. Over the past five decades, the gallery has mounted more than 700 exhibitions, including scholarly shows that have subsequently traveled to museums, and has published nearly 400 exhibition catalogs. Today Pace has seven locations worldwide: four in New York, two in London and a gallery in Beijing.


82 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

R & Company represents a group of historical & contemporary designers whose work is among the most innovative and finely crafted of their time. Focus on the mix of design with contemporary art, R&Company portfolio is one of the most extravagants of this list



475 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Credits: Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly Gallery, founded by British-born Sean Kelly in 1991, operated privately in SoHo until 1995. During these formative years, it established a reputation for diverse, intellectually driven, unconventional exhibitions. The original list of artists represented included Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth and Julião Sarmento, who exemplify the Gallery’s commitment to exhibiting important, challenging contemporary art. The gallery also participates in five major international art fairs each year: Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, ART HK, EXPO Chicago and The Armory Show, New York.

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