James Cohan Gallery

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James Cohan
  • 48 Walker Street (Tribeca)
  • 291 Grand Street (Lower East Side)
TypeArt gallery

James Cohan is a contemporary art gallery in the Tribeca and Lower East side neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York City.


The gallery had a branch in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It opened another in the former French Concession of Shanghai in 2008,[1] and in 2015 opened a third branch, in Chinatown, Manhattan.[2]


A coalition of Asian American groups entered and protested Omer Fast's October 2017 exhibit that attempted to reproduce stereotypical Chinatown aesthetics. Fast apologized but not before characterizing the protesters as few in number and comparing them to the right-wingers who stormed Charlottesville earlier in the year.[3][4]


  1. ^ Philip Tinari (18 July 2008). Shanghai Express. Artforum. Accessed August 2021.
  2. ^ Hilarie M. Sheets (30 July 2015). James Cohan Gallery Expands to Lower East Side. The New York Times. Accessed August 2021.
  3. ^ Sayej Nadja (20 October 2017). New York's Chinatown Hits Back at Omer Fast's 'Poverty Porn' Art Exhibition. The Guardian.
  4. ^ Chris Fuchs (19 October 2017). Chinatown Activists Criticize Art Installation Called ‘Racist,’ ‘Poverty Porn’. NBC News.