Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Coordinates: 40°45′45.41″N 73°58′27.94″W / 40.7626139°N 73.9744278°W / 40.7626139; -73.9744278
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The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is an art gallery located on Rivington Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.


Tibor de Nagy Gallery is among the earliest modern art galleries in New York City.[citation needed] The gallery was founded by Tibor de Nagy (1908–1993) and John Bernard Myers in 1950 and was located in the East 50s.[1][2] It established emerging artists including Carl Andre, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Wilson, Red Grooms, Larry Rivers, Nell Blaine, Jane Freilicher, Fairfield Porter, among others.[3] The gallery became a salon for artists and poets and exhibited collaborations between them. The gallery published early volumes of poetry by New York School poets John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and Frank O’Hara. From 1993 to 2017 the gallery was co-owned and directed by Andrew Arnot and Eric Brown.[4] In early 2017 Brown departed Tibor de Nagy Gallery. That same year, after 67 years in Midtown Manhattan, Arnot relocated the gallery to the Lower East Side.[5]

The gallery specializes in paintings and works on paper. It represents a group of artists whose works are either painterly representational or abstract. It also works with a number of estates of such figures as Joe Brainard, Rudy Burckhardt, Donald Evans, and Jess.


  1. ^ Smith, Roberta (December 28, 1993). "Tibor de Nagy, 85, Gallery Owner Who Helped Cultivate 50's Artists". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Statement by John Ashbery". www.tibordenagy.com. Archived from the original on August 17, 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "The First Fifty Years". www.tibordenagy.com. Archived from the original on February 14, 2021. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  4. ^ Panero, James (March 2007). "Gallery chronicle". The New Criterion. 36.
  5. ^ Greenwald, Xico (June 24, 2017). "Reinventing, Downtown". The New York Sun. Retrieved September 19, 2017.

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