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 Exhibitions

Richard Hickam
Pinkie, Maude and Other Paintings
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

April 26, 2018 - June 9, 2018
Richard Hickam's portraits reveal a dedication to gestural abstraction with an emphasis on emotional confrontation. His paintings of provocative characters illustrate the artist's penchant for raw figuration that is fundamental to his visual vocabulary. Originally interested in photorealism, Hickam pursued a looser approach to figuration in the 1980s. Influences of Fauvist Matisse as well as the loose angularity of early Diebenkorn are apparent in this period. Harkening to historical painters such as Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon, and foreshadowing contemporary artists such as Dana Schutz or George Condo, Hickam reconciles feelings of detachment with a sense of compulsion in his evocative paintings. Richard Hickam was born in Los Angeles in 1944. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1966 and his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1968. He taught at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI in 1968, and the Columbus College of Art from 1969-73. Hickam has exhibited widely across the United States at museums such as the Canton Museum of Art, OH, the Columbus Museum of Fine Arts, OH, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. His work is in the collections of the Beck Center Museum, TN, the Richmond Museum of Art, VA, and the Canton Museum of Art. Hickam lives and works in Elyria, OH.

Philip Sherrod
Street View
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

April 26, 2018 - June 9, 2018
Philip Sherrod is known for his pulsating paintings of street and city scenes. In this body of work, he portrays New York as he experiences it, with excitable energy that seems to vibrate from within the painting. Buildings, storefronts and signs feature heavily in Sherrod’s paintings, underscoring the tenets of American urban culture. The humble settings of coffee shops, subway stations, Broadway marquees and even the circus are arranged in a cacophonous manner that transports the viewer to an earlier time. These works recall similar urban paintings by artists from the Ashcan school in the 19th Century. Philip Lawrence Sherrod was born in 1935. He received a BA in Painting in 1959 from the Oklahoma State University and attended the Art Students League in the early 1960s. He is the recipient of several awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1982 and a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 1989. His works are in the public collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., the Museum of the City of New York, the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, among others.

Richard Hickam
Pinkie, Maude, And Other Paintings
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

April 26, 2018 - June 9, 2018

 
Past Exhibitions

Draughtsmanship: Selected Drawings From The Allan Stone Collection
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

March 1, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Bo Bartlett
Dreamland
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

March 1, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Barton Benes
Books
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

January 9, 2018 - February 24, 2018

George Deem
Poet of Appropriation
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

January 9, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Wayne Thiebaud
Land Survey
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

October 26, 2017 - December 23, 2017

John Graham
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.

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.