Matthew Marks Gallery

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Matthew Marks is an art gallery located in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea and the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Hollywood. Founded in 1991 by Matthew Marks, it specializes in modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, film, and drawings and prints. It represents established artists like Ellsworth Kelly and Jasper Johns and a younger generation of artists like Robert Gober and Nan Goldin. The gallery has three exhibition spaces in New York City and two in Los Angeles.[1]


Matthew Marks worked for the Pace Gallery in New York City and Anthony d'Offay in London prior to opening his own gallery.[2]

After working for three years at d'Offay, Marks moved back to New York City to open his own gallery on Madison Avenue. The Matthew Marks Gallery had its first exhibition, Artists' Sketchbooks, in February 1991, including Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Jackson Pollock, and Cy Twombly.[3]

The gallery opened its first space in Chelsea on 22nd Street in 1994. By 1997, the gallery was fully transplanted to Chelsea, and the Madison Ave. space was closed. In 2012, the gallery opened two locations in Los Angeles.


  1. ^ Shnayerson, Michael. Boom : mad money, mega dealers, and the rise of contemporary art (First ed.). New York. ISBN 9781610398411. OCLC 1055566751.
  2. ^ Eric Konigsberg, "Marks Nabs Johns: How gallerist Matthew Marks bagged the flag man and became the new Leo Castelli," New York Magazine, May 21, 2005.
  3. ^ Shnayerson, Michael (2019). Boom : mad money, mega dealers, and the rise of contemporary art (First ed.). New York: Hachette. p. 158. ISBN 9781610398404. OCLC 1054266745.

Further reading[edit]

  • Matthew Marks, l'homme pressé. Beaux Arts, November 1993, 40–41.
  • The Print Collector's Newsletter, May–June 1991.
  • Gimelson, Deborah. The Art of the Dealer. Mirabella, March 1992, 71–72.
  • Gubernick, Lisa. De Kooning's Uptown Upstart Art Dealer Slouches Toward Success Despite Slump. New York Observer, April 25, 1994.
  • Kazanjian, Dodie. Marks and Sparks. Vogue, February 1995, 256–259, 296.
  • Kennedy, Randy. Chelsea: The Art and Commerce of One Hot Block. The New York Times, November 3, 2006, sec E.
  • Mar, Alex. Critics Pick: Matthew Marks. New York Magazine
  • Tröster, Christian. Ins Herz de Kunstler: Matthew Marks ist New Yorks neuer Stargalerist. German Vogue, April 1997
  • West, Kevin. Matthew's Mark. W, March 1997, 290–296
  • Yablonsky, Linda. Portrait of the Dealer as a Young Man. Out, November 1997.

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