Independent Collectors

New York

Photo: David Jones

The New York art scene is thriving like never before. With this growth comes a shifting and expanding geographic landscape for the city’s dealers, artists, and museums. A majority of the city’s most important galleries remain—and are expanding—in Chelsea. David Zwirner now has a second gallery, as does Andrea Rosen. 303 Gallery returned to its former home on 21st Street, which is located within a new Norman Foster-designed high-rise. London’s beloved Lisson Gallery opened a vast space underneath the High Line, between 23rd and 24th Street. Others, like Casey Kaplan, who moved northeast to the city’s Flower District at the beginning of 2015, after twenty years in Chelsea, are turning their backs on the neighborhood. For many, the non-stop increase in rent in New York’s favorite gallery neighborhood has pushed them away. Others hope to rediscover the city’s artistic heart—Chelsea and Soho were once artist neighborhoods too, after all. Today, the pulse driving New York’s art scene is Brooklyn. The borough’s mainstay galleries, such as Pierogi, Clearing, and Regina Rex, still add an experimental touch in the ever-more-gentrified neighborhood of Williamsburg. New spaces are popping up with feverish pace, especially in Brooklyn’s further reaches. A cluster of impressive young galleries has settled at 56 Bogart Street, off the Morgan Avenue stop, in Bushwick. Others, like artist Dustin Yellin’s nonprofit exhibition space and residency, Pioneer Works, have headed south to Red Hook, which, while still quiet these days, won’t be for long. But it’s not just the galleries that are moving. The Whitney Museum inaugurated its new High Line-abutting Meatpacking District location in spring 2015. Meanwhile, the Breuer Building—the Whitney’s home for nearly 50 years—has been temporarily placed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s hands, giving new wings to the museum’s contemporary art department. The only real challenge to seeing unparalleled art in New York? Keeping up with where to go next.

New York (11)

Valeria Napoleone

The Italian-born collector actively seeks out under­represented positions and therefore only acquires works by women artists.

Gary Yeh

IC talks to Gary Yeh.

The Mallin Collection

Nestled on 15 acres in the scenic town of Pound Ridge, New York, Buckhorn Sculpture Park features gardens, woodlands, a lake and an orchard.

Franks-Suss Collection

Initially focused on China, collectors Simon Franks and Robert Suss soon widened their purview

Flippin The Script with Armand-Paul Family Collection

In “Flippin The Script” we warmly welcome the Armand-Paul Family Collection in New York to IC, with its focus on the African and Latin diasporas, and interest in performance.

Carole Server

The New York-based collectors with an enthusiasm for patronage and education.

Elayne & Marvin Mordes

The sun has just risen over the eaves when we meet on Park Avenue one peaceful January morning and Marvin and Elayne Mordes seem just the way we’d had hoped – warm, open and sympathetic.

Buckhorn Sculpture Park

Located in the scenic town of Pound Ridge, New York, you’ll find the private home of collector couple Sherry and Joel Mallin and their Buckhorn Sculpture Park.

Clayton Press & Gregory Linn

Since 1980, Clayton Press and Gregory Linn – New Jersey collectors – have evolved from being energetic art aficionados to art market specialists.

Steve Shane

Manhattan-based collector Steve Shane is completely in love with art.

Times of Change

New York-based collector Gregory Vinitsky has been dedicated to collecting contemporary since the 1970s.