535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
212 987 4997
Allan Stone Projects is the exclusive representative of works from the Allan Stone Collection. The Gallery presents exhibitions drawn from the esteemed collection amassed by the visionary dealer and collector, Allan Stone. Formerly known as Allan Stone Gallery and located on the Upper East Side, the Gallery relocated to Chelsea in 2013. Admired for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th Century, Allan Stone Projects continues to honor the legacy established by Allan Stone (1932-2006). Stone was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and a passionate collector of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. He also promoted and collected the work of a younger generation of artists, including Robert Arneson, Jack Whitten, Robert Mallary, David Beck and Richard Hickam, among many others whose aesthetic tendencies suggest intriguing connections to the historical holdings in the collection. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, the Allan Stone Collection includes tribal and folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

 

 
Installation view. Courtesy of Allan Stone Projects.


 
Current Exhibition

John Graham
Artist Sweating Blood
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

September 7, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present John Graham: Artist Sweating Blood, on view from September 7 – October 21, 2017. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the exhibition highlights examples of Graham’s evolving style from the 1920s to the 1950s. The eleven paintings and thirteen works on paper in the exhibition integrate Cubist, Surrealist and Neoclassical influences with wide-ranging esoteric content. John Graham was crucial to the development of the New York School. Coming from Europe, Graham imparted the tenets of the European avant-garde to burgeoning Modernists and Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, and others. His interest in various cultural phenomena such as alchemy, numerology, Kabbalah, and psychology was the result of his voracious investigation of collective knowledge. Most importantly, Graham introduced to his peers and followers the idea of the unconscious as a tool for creating art. Graham’s preoccupation with personal mythology positioned him as a master of reinvention, promoting the “artist-as-alchemist,” a critical Post-Modern concept. This year, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY mounted a major retrospective, John Graham: Maverick Modernist. He was featured in the traveling exhibition American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, in 2012 organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, NY. Allan Stone, who had one of the largest collections of Graham's work, organized a comprehensive survey, John Graham: Sum Qui Sum, at the Allan Stone Gallery in 2005. Graham’s works are in numerous public collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Phillips Collection. John Graham was born Ivan Dambrowski in Kiev (then Czarist Russia, now Ukraine) in 1886. He studied law and served as a cavalry officer for the Czar in World War I, until the Bolsheviks imprisoned him in 1918. Either escaping or being released, Graham made his way to New York via Paris in 1920. He matriculated at the Art Student’s League where he studied under John Sloan. In 1937, he wrote System and Dialectics in Art, which heavily influenced Jackson Pollock. In 1942, he organized one of the earliest exhibitions of the Abstract Expressionists for the McMillen Gallery that featured works by Stuart Davis, David Burliuk, de Kooning, Krasner, Pollock, as well as works by Picasso, Braque, and Matisse. In the 1950’s Graham largely withdrew from the art world and eventually relocated to London in 1961 where he passed away.

 
Past Exhibitions

James Havard: Cultural Crossroads
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

April 27, 2017 - June 17, 2017
This solo exhibition surveys some of the most important works Havard created between 1980 and 2000. While Havard is best known for referencing Native American and African cultural symbols, the exhibition offers additional perspectives on his extensive body of work that spans over forty years.

Don Nice and Dorothy Grebenak
Two Views of Pop
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

February 23, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Barry Cohen, Reginald Case, Marty Greenbaum, Lisa Kokin, Maureen McCabe, Wayne Nowack, Roy Superior, William Umbreit
Sorcery and Craft
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

January 10, 2017 - February 18, 2017
Eight artists who elicit folk magic and craft traditions through mixed media, assemblage, and carved works.

John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Jim Dine, Michael Goldberg, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Lester Johnson, Franz Kline, Alfred Leslie, Conrad Marca-Relli, Richard Stankiewicz and Albert Terris.
Artists of the New York School
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

October 27, 2016 - December 23, 2016
The exhibition highlights paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by a loosely associated group of mid-twentieth century European and American artists centered around New York.

Jack Whitten
Jack Whitten: The Sixties
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

September 8, 2016 - October 22, 2016
A solo exhibition surveys paintings and works on paper from a pivotal period in Jack Whitten's fifty-year career.