Mnuchin Gallery

Mnuchin Gallery Post War and Contemporary Art Gallery Both were critical and commercial successes that resulted in important placements with various American museums.

Mnuchin Gallery is located in the historic five-story townhouse at 45 East 78th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and is dedicated to presenting museum-quality exhibitions of postwar and contemporary art. Owner and founder Robert Mnuchin, whose passion for the arts developed through his childhood and his longstanding career in the financial sector as the head of the trading desk at Goldman Sa

chs, began a successful second career as an art dealer in 1992, co-founding C&M Arts in 1992, and the bi-coastal operation, L&M Arts in 2005. In 2013, the gallery was renamed Mnuchin Gallery under the direction of Robert Mnuchin and his partner, Sukanya Rajaratnam. Continuing a tradition begun over two decades ago, Mnuchin Gallery presents thoughtfully curated, carefully researched exhibitions, documented with scholarly publications. Its first year of programming comprised two major solo shows of Ellsworth Kelly and Donald Judd, each highlighting bodies of work that had never been the subject of a focused exhibition. Advising institutional and prominent private clients has remained a core focus, with particular expertise in artists such as Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Po***ck and Clyfford Still, among others. The gallery has also selectively promoted reclusive primary artists such as David Hammons and El Anatsui on a collaborative basis with exciting results. Combining the historical with the contemporary has been something the gallery has done masterfully, most recently with "Casting Modernity: Bronze in the Twentieth Century," which saw works as diverse as Matisse and Koons, brought together in what has been arguably its most acclaimed exhibition to date.

Born on this day in 1945 in Dublin, Ireland, Sean Scully is an internationally renowned painter celebrated for his singu...
06/30/2024

Born on this day in 1945 in Dublin, Ireland, Sean Scully is an internationally renowned painter celebrated for his singular, poetic mode of Post-Minimalist abstraction.

Scully began his career in London during the 1960s and swiftly achieved commercial acclaim over the following decade with technically virtuosic paintings featuring brightly colored, hard-edged bands and lines, inspired by American Minimalism. By 1982, Scully had relocated to New York City, where he developed deep, sculptural stretcher frames, that allowed for painting on both the front and sides of the canvases. It was also around this time that he began combining canvases of varying sizes and depths, while adopting softer brushwork and a more complex color palette. By the end of the 1980s, Scully garnered further critical acclaim through solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe.

Driven by a desire to evoke emotional associations through architectural vocabulary and harmonized color combinations, Scully began his “Wall of Light” series in the late 1980s, which is ongoing to this day.

Sean Scully currently resides and works in New York, London, and Germany.

Images:
Installation View of ‘Sean Scully: The Eighties’ at Mnuchin Gallery, September 13 – October 22, 2016. Photography by Tom Powel Imaging © Sean Scully
 
Robert Mnuchin and Sean Scully at Mnuchin Gallery, ‘Sean Scully: The Eighties’, September 13 – October 22, 2016 Image: BFA
 

Sam Francis was   in 1923 in San Mateo, California. Although he was reluctant to formally align himself with any particu...
06/25/2024

Sam Francis was in 1923 in San Mateo, California. Although he was reluctant to formally align himself with any particular movement, Francis is often associated with the second generation of Abstract Expressionism. Early in his career, he drew significant inspiration from pioneering figures like Clyfford Still and Jackson Po***ck. Unlike his predecessors, Francis innovatively merged acrylic and oil paints, enhancing the mediums’ expressive impact. He approached color uniquely, harnessing its symbolic and emotive power through highly pigmented hues. Francis famously described color as “light on fire,” each shade resonating with its own burning essence.

Image: Sam Francis, Untitled (Study for White Line), circa 1958, gouache on paper mounted on panel, 40 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches (102.2 x 67.3 cm)

Happy Birthday to Ellsworth Kelly, born on this day in 1923 in Newburgh, New York. Aesthetically, Ellsworth Kelly redefi...
05/31/2024

Happy Birthday to Ellsworth Kelly, born on this day in 1923 in Newburgh, New York. Aesthetically, Ellsworth Kelly redefined abstraction. Though primarily renowned as a painter, Kelly also ventured into sculpture, where his three-dimensional works underscored the significance of form and relationships, paralleling the profound exploration of space, form, and color evident in his paintings.
 
 
 
Images:
Ellsworth Kelly in front of ‘Yellow Piece’ (1966) at Mnuchin Gallery, ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Singular Forms 1966 – 2009’, April 18 – June 8, 2013. Photo Credits: Benjamin Lozovsky/BRAnyc.com
 
Installation view of ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Singular Forms 1966 – 2009’, April 18 – June 8, 2013, Photography by Tom Powel Imaging. . All artwork © Estate of Ellsworth Kelly
 
Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Mnuchin at Mnuchin Gallery, ‘Ellsworth Kelly: Singular Forms 1966 – 2009’, April 18 – June 8, 2013. Photo Credits: Benjamin Lozovsky/BRAnyc.com
 
 

05/30/2024
Franz Kline was born on this day in 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a small coal-mining town.  In the late 1930s and...
05/23/2024

Franz Kline was born on this day in 1910 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a small coal-mining town. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Kline primarily produced cityscapes and interior scenes, many of which were inspired by his hometown in Pennsylvania. It was also during this time that he met fellow painters such as Willem de Kooning, who encouraged him to work more abstractly.

In 1948, he began working in the style he is best known for today: large-scale, abstract works rendered almost exclusively in black and white. Their fluid gestures and limited palette deftly emphasize the relationship between figure and ground, creating evocations of the recognizable while avoiding literal references to real-world objects or events.

Franz Kline’s monumental 1960 work “Harleman” is on view now in the Spring Fever exhibition at Mnuchin Gallery.

“I’ve always felt deeply within myself I was a damn good artist, though the world didn’t recognize me as such. I wasn’t ...
05/21/2024

“I’ve always felt deeply within myself I was a damn good artist, though the world didn’t recognize me as such. I wasn’t about to play their game.”
— Lynne Mapp Drexler
 
Happy birthday to Lynne Mapp Drexler, in 1928 near Newport News, Virginia.
 
A member of the second-generation of Abstract Expressionist artists, Drexler created a daring and innovative style by incorporating the theories of her teachers, Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell, with personal reflections from nature and art historical influences such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Fauvism. Despite her lack of acknowledgement from the art world, Drexler continued to paint her singular modernist paintings her entire life in New York City and on Monhegan Island, Maine.
 
Photography by Tom Powel Imaging. 
 

In Memory of Frank Stella (1936-2024) Frank Stella, a masterfully innovative artist and cherished friend of the gallery,...
05/07/2024

In Memory of Frank Stella (1936-2024)
 
Frank Stella, a masterfully innovative artist and cherished friend of the gallery, leaves behind a profound void and will be sorely missed. Over the past three decades, Mnuchin Gallery had the privilege of collaborating with Frank Stella, showcasing several of his series—including an exhibition of his Indian Birds this past year, during which his involvement and enthusiasm were invaluable.
 
“Frank Stella was as marvelous a person as he was an artist. It was a pleasure to work with him, as it was to know him,” says Robert Mnuchin.
 
We extend our sincerest condolences to his loved ones during this time⁠.

Abstraction is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, with practices varying widely among its contributors working in tw...
03/05/2024

Abstraction is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, with practices varying widely among its contributors working in two dimensions, as well as three. While commonly understood as the absence of clear representation or figuration, abstraction naturally evades a singular or straightforward definition. This inherent ambiguity prompts profound questions about the nature of abstraction itself— how can it simultaneously embody deskilling and sophisticated dexterity, and possess universal qualities while remaining entirely subjective?
 
ABSTRACTION is extended through March 23, 2024, at Mnuchin Gallery.
 
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
 
Image: Installation views of ABSTRACTION, at Mnuchin Gallery, February 6 – March 23, 2024. Photography by Tom Powel Imaging .

“I long ago asked myself what collages can do… My collages have to do with time and change, and are for me the appropria...
02/21/2024

“I long ago asked myself what collages can do… My collages have to do with time and change, and are for me the appropriate means to express such experiences.”
 
Lee Krasner worked on her Solstice Series for almost a decade in the 70s and 80s, often including collaged pieces from earlier paintings. With Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” running through her mind, she contemplated how the changing, cyclical nature of seasons mirrored her own artistic practice. Krasner would evaluate her pieces annually, deciding whether to sign them, marking them as completed, or return to them at a later date. This process of reflection and revision aligned with the progression and rhythm of the seasons.
 
The titles of her pieces play an integral role in the overall imagery: often, Krasner’s titles corresponded with the date of the solstice or made reference to equinoxes. In the case of “Twelve Hour Crossing, March Twenty-first,” she alludes to the vernal equinox, marking the beginning of Spring, when day and night are of equal length. With this, Krasner brings both an atmospheric and temporal dimension to her artwork.
 
Lee Krasner’s “Twelve Hour Crossing, March Twenty-first” is on view now in “ABSTRACTION” at Mnuchin Gallery.
 
Images: Lee Krasner in her studio in Springs, 1981. Photograph by Ernst Haas. Lee Krasner Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
 
Lee Krasner, Twelve Hour Crossing, March Twenty-first, circa 1971-1981, oil and paper collage on canvas, 68 x 75 inches (172.7 x 190.5 cm)
 

Mnuchin Gallery proudly presents ABSTRACTION, an exhibition that delves into the dynamic ways post-war and contemporary ...
02/06/2024

Mnuchin Gallery proudly presents ABSTRACTION, an exhibition that delves into the dynamic ways post-war and contemporary artists have defined, challenged, and expanded, our comprehension of abstract art. On view from February 6 to March 16, 2024, the exhibition showcases an esteemed lineup, including John Chamberlain, Beauford Delaney, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Kazuo Shiraga, Sylvia Snowden, Frank Stella and others.

Image: Installation views of ABSTRACTION, February 6 - March 16, 2024. Photography: Tom Powel Imaging.

FINAL WEEKEND | Frank Stella: Indian BirdsClosing this weekend, “Frank Stella: Indian Birds” presents five of Stella’s “...
12/08/2023

FINAL WEEKEND | Frank Stella: Indian Birds

Closing this weekend, “Frank Stella: Indian Birds” presents five of Stella’s “Indian Birds”, alongside the artist’s archival drawings and maquettes for the series. This broad display, focused on a singular body of work, illuminates Stella’s intricate and multi-layered artistic process. The “Indian Birds” are an exceptionally rare series consisting of only a dozen works, the majority of which are housed in esteemed museums and public institutions. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, authored by Karen Wilkin, available on our website.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
 
Image: Installation views of Frank Stella: Indian Birds at Mnuchin Gallery, October 4 — December 9, 2023. © 2023 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography by Tom Powel Imaging. 
 
   

Mnuchin Gallery is thrilled to once again participate in Art Basel Miami Beach. Visit us at Booth D18 to view a selectio...
12/07/2023

Mnuchin Gallery is thrilled to once again participate in Art Basel Miami Beach. Visit us at Booth D18 to view a selection of works by Alex Katz, Sam Gilliam, Lynda Benglis, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler and more.

Miami Beach Convention Center
Booth D18

📸Photography by Dawn Blackman



Frank Stella with the Sarahbai’s assistants and Indian Bird Maquettes, Ahmedabad, India, October 1977. Frank Stella: Ind...
11/01/2023

Frank Stella with the Sarahbai’s assistants and Indian Bird Maquettes, Ahmedabad, India, October 1977.

Frank Stella: Indian Birds is on view at Mnuchin Gallery through December 9, 2023

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

45 East 78 Street, New York, NY 10075

© 2023 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy of the artist.

NOW ON VIEW | “Frank Stella: Indian Birds” On view through December 9, 2023, “Frank Stella: Indian Birds,” is an excepti...
10/04/2023

NOW ON VIEW | “Frank Stella: Indian Birds”
 
On view through December 9, 2023, “Frank Stella: Indian Birds,” is an exceptionally rare series consisting of only a dozen works, the majority of which are housed in esteemed museums and public institutions. Fabricated in New York between 1978 and 1979, the full-scale Indian Birds are monumental creations, each 5.5x times larger than their respective maquettes.
 
Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00am – 5:30pm

In October 1977, Frank Stella arrived in Ahmedabad, India, at the invitation of the prominent Sarabhai family, whose fou...
09/27/2023

In October 1977, Frank Stella arrived in Ahmedabad, India, at the invitation of the prominent Sarabhai family, whose foundation regularly extended hospitality to visiting artists. Assisted by the Sarabhai’s team, Stella would complete the preparatory drawings and maquettes that form the foundation of the “Indian Bird” series.

To begin, he would create two drawings, A and B, comprised of ‘irregular curves’––arced shapes borrowed from drafting templates for railroad curves and ship curves, typically employed by engineers. By superimposing drawings A and B, Stella would create a third, which served as the blueprint for the tin alloy maquettes (pictured here). The “Indian Bird” maquettes will be on view at Mnuchin Gallery as a complete set for the first time since their inaugural exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1979.
 
“Frank Stella: Indian Birds” opens on Tuesday, October 4, and will be on view through December 9, 2023.
 
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
 
Image: Stella at work on an Indian Bird maquette in Ahmedabad, India, 1977. Photo: Surid Sarabhai

COMING SOONMnuchin Gallery is excited to announce its forthcoming exhibition, “Frank Stella: Indian Birds”. In a histori...
09/13/2023

COMING SOON

Mnuchin Gallery is excited to announce its forthcoming exhibition, “Frank Stella: Indian Birds”. In a historic first, the exhibition will present six of Stella’s “Indian Birds”, alongside the artist’s archival drawings and maquettes for the series. This broad display, focused on a singular body of work, will illuminate Stella’s intricate and multi-layered artistic process. On view from October 4th through December 9th, 2023, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, authored by Karen Wilkin.

“Frank Stella: Indian Birds” marks Mnuchin Gallery’s third presentation of the artist’s oeuvre, following exhibitions of his “Exotic Birds” (2009) and “Black, Aluminum, and Copper Paintings” (2012). In line with these previous exhibitions, the “Indian Birds” encapsulate Frank Stella’s well-established contributions to the American artistic tradition. At the same time, as they balance gravitas and playfulness, visual opulence and intellectual rigor, the works on view in this exhibition offer contemporary audiences the opportunity to form novel perspectives on the intersection of painting and sculpture.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

Image: Frank Stella, Maha-lat, 5.5X, 1978-1979, mixed media on metal relief, 87 3/4 x 111 x 38 1/2 inches (222.9 x 281.9 x 97.8 cm). Photography by Bill Orcutt. © 2023 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

We are happy to return to  this year with an ensemble of Post-War and Contemporary Masters that highlight the gallery’s ...
06/14/2023

We are happy to return to this year with an ensemble of Post-War and Contemporary Masters that highlight the gallery’s programming!

Visit us at Booth F5

Public Days:
June 15 - June 18
11am - 7pm

📸Photography by Dawn Blackman

OPEN TODAY! On view through June 10th, 2023, "John Chamberlain: Five Decades +" showcases sculptures created over a fift...
04/21/2023

OPEN TODAY!

On view through June 10th, 2023, "John Chamberlain: Five Decades +" showcases sculptures created over a fifty-year period, illuminating the themes and techniques that remained central to the artist’s lifelong practice.

The diverse works featured herein are not organized chronologically. Rather, by interweaving sculptures from various periods, the exhibition celebrates the unwavering commitment to innovation and experimentation that defines Chamberlain’s enduring legacy in the canon of American sculpture.

Mnuchin Gallery is located at 45 East 78 Street, NY 10075

Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday
10 am - 5:30 pm

Image: Installation view of “John Chamberlain: 5 Decades +” at Mnuchin Gallery, April 21 - June 10, 2023.
📸 Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.

Mnuchin Gallery is delighted to announce John Chamberlain: Five Decades + !A leading figure in postwar American sculptur...
04/14/2023

Mnuchin Gallery is delighted to announce John Chamberlain: Five Decades + !

A leading figure in postwar American sculpture, John Chamberlain (1927-2011) brought the Abstract Expressionist style into three dimensions with his vibrant sculptures made of painted and crushed automotive steel. The gallery’s third exhibition dedicated to the artist, John Chamberlain: Five Decades +, will highlight a robust selection of sculptures from 1960-2011 that demonstrate the dynamic range and continuity that Chamberlain achieved throughout his career.

On view from April 21 - June 10, 2023
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday
10 am - 5:30 pm

Image:
John Chamberlain, "Yellow Nunn," 1975
painted and chromium-plated steel
45 x 64 x 40 inches (114.5 x 162.5 x 101.5 cm)

© 2023 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Now in its final week, “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe” brings together masterworks by both artists from prominent priv...
03/10/2023

Now in its final week, “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe” brings together masterworks by both artists from prominent private collections. On view through Saturday, March 18, 2023 the exhibition sparks a dialogue between these two trailblazers of 20th and 21st century abstraction. The paintings presented in “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe” underscore how these artists draw from their environments and cultures, as they ultimately seek to transcend generational boundaries and prescribed definitions of Eastern and Western artistic traditions.

Images: Installation views of “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe,” at Mnuchin Gallery, February 9 - March 18, 2023. Photography by Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to present “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe”: an exhibition which sparks a dialogue between, Jo...
02/09/2023

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to present “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe”: an exhibition which sparks a dialogue between, Joan Mitchell and Christine Ay Tjoe, two trailblazers of 20th and 21st century abstraction. On view from February 9 until March 18, 2023, the exhibition features masterworks by both artists from prominent private collections.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday—Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Image: Installation view of “Joan Mitchell—Christine Ay Tjoe,” at Mnuchin Gallery, February 9 - March 18, 2023. Photo by Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.

02/09/2023
❄️ Happy Holidays from Mnuchin Gallery. Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous, safe, and art-filled New Year! Please ...
12/23/2022

❄️ Happy Holidays from Mnuchin Gallery. Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous, safe, and art-filled New Year!

Please note that the gallery will be closed in observance of the holidays and will be reopening to the public January 2023!

Image: Installation view of “Lynne Drexler:The First Decade,” at Mnuchin Gallery, presented in collaboration with Berry Campbell Gallery, October 27 - December 17, 2022. © The Estate of Lynne Drexler. Photography by Tom Powel Imaging.

“Lynne Drexler: The First Decade” by “The selection of paintings at Mnuchin Gallery range from 1959 to 1964, and very li...
12/15/2022

“Lynne Drexler: The First Decade”
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“The selection of paintings at Mnuchin Gallery range from 1959 to 1964, and very literally trace the path of an artist growing out of the influence of Hofmann, with whom she had studied in 1956 in New York and Provincetown. In ‘Erratic Water’ (1963), ‘Untitled’ (1962-64), and ‘Leaning Trees’ (1964), impassive squares and rectangles stand guard over miasmatic flows of smaller quadrilaterals. Drexler plays constantly with how to orient her precise strokes: in Erratic Water, long blue, gray, and lilac striations branch and intersect like geologic formations, while in ‘Rosewell’ (1959-62), the artist gives her lively little forms some breathing room, and they float in an erratic but discernable formation, like a chemistry textbook illustration of the process of diffusion.”

“Lynne Drexler: The First Decade,” presented in collaboration with is on view through Saturday, December 17th. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Images: Installation views of “Lynne Drexler: The First Decade,” at Mnuchin Gallery, presented in collaboration with Berry Campbell Gallery, October 27 - December 17, 2022, © The Estate of Lynne Drexler. Photography by Tom Powel Imaging.

“8 Must-See Gallery Shows in December”  by A second-generation abstract expressionist painter, Lynne Drexler studied wit...
12/07/2022

“8 Must-See Gallery Shows in December”
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A second-generation abstract expressionist painter, Lynne Drexler studied with Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell in the 1950s before establishing a creative career with her first solo show in 1961 at the esteemed Tanager Gallery, an artist-run collective on East 10th Street in New York. Inspired by music and nature, she painted with a vibrant palette of swatch-like brushstrokes in condensed clusters. Marrying a fellow artist in 1962, she traveled the country while he taught and she painted, hung out at the artsy Cedar Tavern and lived in the bohemian Chelsea Hotel and a loft in SoHo before finally retreating to an island off Maine, where she lived like a hermit—forgotten by the greater art world—and continued to paint until her death in 1999.

Recently resurrected via million-dollar sales of her paintings at auction, Drexler is having her first solo show in New York in 38 years. Titled “The Last Decade,” this time it’s a doubleheader, with Mnuchin Gallery exhibiting works from 1959 to 1964 Uptown and Berry Campbell () showing paintings from 1965 to 1969 in Chelsea. Contrasting clusters of organic, arc-shaped lines and dots with more geometrically modeled circles and rectangles, her canvases are kaleidoscopes of vivid colors and forms.

Images: Installation views of “Lynne Drexler: The First Decade,” presented in collaboration with Berry Campbell Gallery, October 27 - December 17, 2022, (c) The Estate of Lynne Drexler. 📷 by Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.

LAST DAY -  Miami Beach 2022 closes today! Be sure to visit us today at booth C8 to view our presentation of post-war an...
12/03/2022

LAST DAY - Miami Beach 2022 closes today!

Be sure to visit us today at booth C8 to view our presentation of post-war and contemporary masters.

Fair hours are from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

Images: Installation views of Art Basel Miami Beach 2022, Booth C8, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Photo by: Dawn Blackman.

In her gestural practice, Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe’s (1973—) investigates the range of exuberant and disquiet...
12/02/2022

In her gestural practice, Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe’s (1973—) investigates the range of exuberant and disquieting emotions central to the human experience. Paintings such as “Second Studio”, 2013, demonstrate the ambiguous separation between opposing psychological states—like joy and fear, or calm as chaos—through controlled pictorial force. Using her palette of deep earth tones and saturated reds, punctuated by black scrawls, Ay Tjoe commemorates those profoundly subjective events that remain universally understood.

You can view this monumental work by Ay Tjoe in our Miami Showcase through Saturday, December 3, 2022!

Images: Installation view of Art Basel Miami Beach 2022, Booth C8, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Photo: by Dawn Blackman.

Christine Ay Tjoe, “Second Studio,” 2013, oil on canvas, 66 7/8 x 66 7/8 inches (170 x 170 cm)

 Miami Beach is officially underway and open to the public! Visit us at booth C8 to view our presentation of post-war an...
12/01/2022

Miami Beach is officially underway and open to the public!

Visit us at booth C8 to view our presentation of post-war and contemporary masters that highlights the gallery’s program. Artists featured in our booth include El Anatsui, Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Ed Clark, Richard Diebenkorn, Lynne Drexler, Arshile Gorky, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Kazuo Shiraga, Frank Stella, Christine Ay Tjoe, Cy Twombly and Jack Whitten.

Venue:
Miami Beach Convention Center
Mnuchin Gallery | Booth C8

Opening Hours:
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11am to 7pm
Friday, December 2, 2022, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 11am to 6pm

Photography by: Dawn Blackman

A member of the second-generation of Abstract Expressionist artists, Lynne Drexler created a daring and innovative style...
11/30/2022

A member of the second-generation of Abstract Expressionist artists, Lynne Drexler created a daring and innovative style by incorporating the theories of her teachers, Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell.

Inspired by Hofmann’s theory of “push-pull,” the dynamic relationships of color became the dominant force in Drexler’s art. Motherwell’s process-oriented approach to art and his philosophy of personal invention helped to free Drexler from the rigid tenets of Abstract Expressionism, and by 1959, Drexler developed her signature brushwork: swatch-like strokes in dense clusters, which allow color to triumph.

“Preoccupied Bush,” (1963) is currently on view in our Miami Beach booth (C8) at the Miami Beach Convention Center!

Image: Lynne Drexler, “Preoccupied Bush,”1963, oil on canvas, 39 x 32 inches (99.1 x 81.3 cm).

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Mnuchin Gallery

Mnuchin Gallery is located in the historic five-story townhouse at 45 East 78th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and is dedicated to presenting museum-quality exhibitions of postwar and contemporary art. Owner and founder Robert Mnuchin, whose passion for the arts developed through his childhood and his longstanding career in the financial sector as the head of the trading desk at Goldman Sachs, began a successful second career as an art dealer in 1992, co-founding C&M Arts in 1992, and the bi-coastal operation, L&M Arts in 2005. In 2013, the gallery was renamed Mnuchin Gallery under the direction of Robert Mnuchin and his partners, Sukanya Rajaratnam and Michael McGinnis. Continuing a tradition that begun over two decades ago, Mnuchin Gallery presents thoughtfully curated, carefully researched exhibitions, documented with scholarly publications. Its first year of programming comprised two major solo shows of Ellsworth Kelly and Donald Judd, each highlighting bodies of work that had never been the subject of a focused exhibition. Both were critical and commercial successes that resulted in important placements with various American museums. Advising institutional and prominent private clients has remained a core focus, with particular expertise in artists such as Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Po***ck and Clyfford Still, among others. The gallery has also selectively promoted reclusive primary artists such as David Hammons and El Anatsui on a collaborative basis with exciting results. Combining the historical with the contemporary has been something the gallery has done masterfully, most recently with "Casting Modernity: Bronze in the Twentieth Century," which saw works as diverse as Matisse and Koons, brought together in what has been arguably its most acclaimed exhibition to date.

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