Peter Nagy (artist)

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Cover of "Peter Nagy: Entertainment Erases History. Works 1982 to 2004 to the Present" by Richard Milazzo

Peter Nagy (born: Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1959)[1] worked as an artist and exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe during the 1980s. He also was a gallery owner of Gallery Nature Morte in New York City at the same time. He now represents Indian contemporary artists.

1980s East Village New York[edit]

With artist Alan Belcher opened Gallery Nature Morte in East Village, Manhattan, New York City in 1982.[2][3] Peter Nagy was a part of a generation of the East Village artist-gallery owners who established a small and rough but trendy avant-garde alternative to the established SoHo art scene.[4] The gallery was open for six years, until 1988.[3] They combined Conceptualism and Pop Art exploring the relationship between the art and the commodity.[5]

Indian contemporary art[edit]

In 1992, Nagy moved to New Delhi where he revived Gallery Nature Morte in 1997.[6] Nagy has been referred to as the "poster boy of Indian contemporary art." The Indian artist Subodh Gupta has said of Nagy: "he has fresh eyes and has provided a platform for contemporary artists." [7]

Additional reading[edit]

Richard Milazzo, "Peter Nagy: Entertainment Erases History. Works 1982 to 2004 to the Present" Brooklyn, Eisbox Projects (2014)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregorio Magnani; Daniela Salvioni; Giorgio Verzotti; Padiglione d'arte contemporanea (Milan, Italy) (June 1989). Special affects: the photographic experience in contemporary art. Giancarlo Politi. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Jens Hoffmann (2004). The next Documenta should be curated by an artist. Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Goldsworthy, Rupert (19 May 2010). "Peter Nagy's Long Indian Summer". Art in America. Brant Publications. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ New York Media, LLC (22 June 1987). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. pp. 49–55. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  5. ^ New York Media, LLC (25 June 1990). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. pp. 46–52. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Anthony P. D'Costa (1 December 2010). A New India?: Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century. Anthem Press. pp. 181–. ISBN 978-0-85728-664-2. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Business Standard (2011-08-06). "An eye for talent". Retrieved 2011-08-15. 

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