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My Best Art Galleries In New York City

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

-Thomas Merton-

Introduction

Moving to New York has been a great learning experience for me. Particularly the art work in the city has fascinated me a lot. Yes, I have always been an art lover and back in UK also I used to go to different exhibitions in order to see some of the best art works. In New York I have been to several galleries where I found some of the most beautiful art works of our time. The number of these galleries is many; I will try to cover most of these galleries during this discourse. Kindly refer to the headings below to know about some of the fascinating art galleries of New York.

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David Zwirner

David Zwirner is a German ex-pat who opened his art gallery for the general public back in the year 1993. There are a lot of exhibitions that are frequently held in the gallery and the majority of these exhibitions are popular among the art lovers of New York. The art gallery also had the privilege of displaying the infinity rooms of Yayoi Kusama. The works of popular artists like Richard Serra and Jeff Koons have also been exhibited here. Yes, this Gallery surely tops my list of favorites. 

Gagosian

Gagosian

In the world of art galleries Gagosian is a big name. It is an international gallery with presence in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Rome. The Gallery also has many famed spaces in the city of New York as well. Some of the most featured and popular works of contemporary and modern art are available here. The majority of these works are linked with people like Julian Schnabel, Richard Serra and Francis Bacon. The environment of this art gallery is simply awesome and as an art lover you will surely enjoy this place.

Luhring Augustine

Luhring Augustine

Founded in the year 1985, Luhring Augustine is also not a bad art gallery to spend some time at. The Gallery is popular for exhibiting famed works of David Musgrave, Larry Cake and Gerhard Richter. Though I will not rate this art gallery higher than Gagosian, still I believe that it is not a place which can be ignored by an art lover. Just like all the other major art galleries of New York, the environment here is also cool and awesome.

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Fisher Landau

The Fisher Landau Gallery is a name which most of the people do not know about however as an art maniac I was able to discover this place very soon after getting settled in New York. The Gallery has collections of a 94 year old collector by the name of Emily Fisher Landau. The works here are linked with people like Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly. The Gallery is well located however it is surely not a place where you can take your children along with you.

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

The Gallery has been there for the last 23 years and here you can find some of the best art works of all time. The art works here have been crafted by people like Mariko Mori, Robert Mapplethorpe and Marina Abramovic. The Gallery holds many unconventional exhibitions which are worth visiting. Indeed, Sean Kelly is one of those galleries which I must mention in my list of favorites.

Jack Shainman

Jack Shainman

The Gallery is more focused on international works that have been produced by people like Adi Nes, Ghanian El Anatsui and Malick SidibÃ. However this does not mean that American work is scarce here. The famous Nick Cave is very much represented in the Gallery.  The Gallery is spacious and as a visitor one enjoys every second here.

Cheim & Read

Cheim & Read

Cheim and Read is spread over an area of 6000 square feet. Works of artists like William Eggleston and Joan Mitchell can be easily noticed by you here. Different art exhibitions are held in the gallery regularly and majority of art lovers take time out from their busy schedules to visit this place.

Conclusion

These were some of the art galleries which I rate as the best. You can know more about New York art galleries by clicking this one by foursquare. The link will expose you to more rich information related to New York Galleries.

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