David Maupin

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David Maupin is an American gallery director. Born in California, he studied art history at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

With Rachel Lehmann he opened the Lehmann Maupin gallery in SoHo, Manhattan, in October 1996.[2] Before opening Lehmann Maupin, Maupin was the director of Metro Pictures.[3]

Maupin's partner is Stefano Tonchi, the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine W.[4]

Lehmann Maupin gallery[edit]

Lehmann Maupin gallery has organized and curated exhibitions for numerous international contemporary artists working in all media. The gallery has given a number of important artists their first one-person exhibitions in New York, including Kutluğ Ataman, Tracey Emin, Anya Gallaccio, Shirazeh Houshiary, Do-Ho Suh, and Adriana Varejão. In addition, the gallery has exposed emerging talents, such as Suling Wang, Teresita Fernández, and the Japanese artist Mr., through exhibitions at the gallery and participations in select art fairs. The gallery program includes important established artists such as Ashley Bickerton, Gilbert & George, and Tony Oursler.[5]

Lehmann Maupin's first raw, plywood-panelled space in Chelsea was designed by Rem Koolhaas in 1996.[6] It was a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) storefront gallery located at 39 Greene Street (near Grand Street).[7] In September 2002 the gallery moved to a bigger space, also located in Chelsea. A second New York gallery at 201 Chrystie Street opened in November 2007.[8] In 2013, Koolhaas designed a 105-square-metre (1,130 sq ft) gallery space in the historic Pedder Building in Hong Kong. The inaugural exhibition featured Korean artist Lee Bul.[7]


  1. ^ David Maupin, Azuero Earth Project
  2. ^ About Us, Lehmann Maupin
  3. ^ Colacello, Bob, "Letter from SoHo: Avant Guardians", Vanity Fair, December 1998, p. 182.
  4. ^ "Conde Nast Editor-n-chief bio of Stefano Tonchi". Conde Nast. Conde Nast. Retrieved 18 December 2015. [dead link]
  5. ^ Parra, Jamie, "Rachel Lehmann", Whitewall Magazine, Fall 2008.
  6. ^ Julie V. Iovine (September 19, 1996), "Size Is in the Eye of the Architect" The New York Times.
  7. ^ a b Yoko Choy (March 15, 2013), "OMA designs Lehmann Maupin's first Hong Kong gallery" Wallpaper.
  8. ^ MacSweeney, Eve, "the new new thing", Vogue, December 2007.