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100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011
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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is recognized for modern & contemporary art. Established in 1989 by Michael Rosenfeld, the gallery was born to promote the breadth & depth of American artists who contributed to the establishment of surrealism, social realism, modernism, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism and geometric abstraction. In 1992, halley k harrisburg joined the gallery and together they have worked to expand the canon of American art. Over the last nearly thirty years the gallery has organized over two hundred exhibitions accompanied by more than one hundred thirty exhibition catalogs with new scholarship by leading scholars. Landmark exhibitions have included African American Art: 20th Century Masterworks (a series for ten consecutive years 1994-2003), uncommon threads (2008), Romare Bearden: A Centennial Celebration (2011), Nancy Grossman: Constructions from the 1960s (2014), Alma Thomas: Moving Heaven & Earth (2015), Alfonso Ossorio: Congregations (2016), and Norman Lewis: Looking East (2019). Vital to the shaping of private and public collections across the United States and beyond, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery became a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) in 2000. Over the decades, the gallery has expanded its audience by participating in international art fairs including: The Armory Show, The Art Show (ADAA), Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze New York, Frieze Masters, and Seattle Art Fair. After twenty-three years on West 57 Street, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery relocated in 2012 to its current home in Chelsea on West 19 Street.

Artists Represented:
Benny Andrews
Hannelore Baron
Mary Bauermeister
John Biggers
Federico Castellon
Harold Cousins
Beauford Delaney
Claire Falkenstein
Michael Goldberg
Morris Graves
Nancy Grossman
Norman Lewis
Seymour Lipton
Boris Margo
Alfonso Ossorio
Theodore Roszak
Louis Stone
Bob Thompson
Charmion von Wiegand
William T. Williams
Works Available By:
Charles Alston
Leo Amino
Robert Arneson
William Artis
Ruth Asawa
John Atherton
George C. Ault
Milton Avery
Edward Mitchell Bannister
Richmond Barthé
William Baziotes
Romare Bearden
Eugene Berman
Harry Bertoia
Charles Biederman
Isabel Bishop
Emil Bisttram
Oscar Bluemner
Norman Bluhm
Ilya Bolotowsky
Lee Bontecou
James Brooks
Charles Burchfield
Paul Cadmus
Elizabeth Catlett
John Chamberlain
Barbara Chase-Riboud
Robert Colescott
Joseph Cornell
Eldzier Cortor
Harold Cousins
Manierre Dawson
Jay DeFeo
Dorothy Dehner
Beauford Delaney
Joseph Delaney
Burgoyne Diller
Aaron Douglas
Arthur Dove
Werner Drewes
Robert S. Duncanson
William Edmondson
Louis Eilshemius
Jimmy Ernst
Minnie Evans
Philip Evergood
Herbert Ferber
John Ferren
John Flannagan
Suzy Frelinghuysen
Jared French
Albert E. Gallatin
Ed Garman
Sam Gilliam
Fritz Glarner
Arshile Gorky
Adolph Gottlieb
John Graham
Robert Gwathmey
David Hare
Lawren Harris
Marsden Hartley
Palmer Hayden
Sheila Hicks
Hans Hofmann
Charles Howard
Alfred J. Jensen
Jess
Malvin Gray Johnson
William H. Johnson
Joshua Johnson
Lester Johnson
Sargent Johnson
Raymond Jonson
Gerome Kamrowski
Frederick Kann
Leon Kelly
Paul Kelpe
Willem de Kooning
Lee Krasner
Walt Kuhn
Yayoi Kusama
Gaston Lachaise
Ibram Lassaw
Jacob Lawrence
Blanche Lazzell
Hughie Lee-Smith
Alfred Leslie
Lee Lozano
Martha Madigan
Conrad Marca-Relli
John Marin
Reginald Marsh
Jan Matulka
Alfred Maurer
Joan Mitchell
Robert Motherwell
Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
Jan Muller
Walter Tandy Murch
Elie Nadelman
Alice Neel
Louise Nevelson
Irving Norman
Agnes Pelton
Irene Rice Pereira
Marion Perkins
Horace Pippin
Charles Ethan Porter
Fairfield Porter
Richard Pousette-Dart
Milton Resnick
Mark Rothko
Anne Ryan
Betye Saar
Kay Sage
Augusta Savage
Rolph Scarlett
William Edouard Scott
Charles Seliger
Ben Shahn
Charles G. Shaw
Albert Alexander Smith
Raphael Soyer
Theodoros Stamos
Richard Stankiewicz
Joseph Stella
Miklos Suba
Toshiko Takaezu
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Dorothea Tanning
Lenore Tawney
Pavel Tchelitchew
Alma Thomas
Mark Tobey
George Tooker
Bill Traylor
Jack Tworkov
Laurence Vail
James VanDerZee
Robert Vickrey
Peter Voulkos
Laura Wheeler Waring
Max Weber
Charles White
John Wilde
Ellis Wilson
Beatrice Wood
Hale Woodruff
Jean Xceron
Claire Zeisler
William Zorach

 

 
Installation view of Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
Installation view of Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
Installation view of Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
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Current Exhibition

Benny Andrews

Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

September 26, 2020 - December 5, 2020
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition for Benny Andrews (American, 1930–2006), showcasing portraits—a vital and constant genre throughout the artist’s oeuvre. Scheduled to open on Saturday, September 26, 2020, Benny Andrews: Portraits, A Real Person Before the Eyes will feature 35 portraits, represented by paintings and works on paper created between 1957 and 1998. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated color catalogue with new scholarship by Jessica Bell Brown, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art; Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Kyle Williams, Director of the Andrews-Humphrey Family Foundation.

 
Past Exhibitions

Going to Sea

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

July 4, 2020 - August 21, 2020
An escape to the seaside signals the arrival of summer days and the restless yearning for adventure. The sea—at once a tranquil oasis and an unpredictable temptation—has had an eternal lure, drawing in swimmers, sailors and explorers with the smell of salty air, the feel of warm sand and the sound of crashing waves. For the arrival of this most unusual July—the seventh month of the year, named for the Roman general Julius Caesar—we feature seascapes in a range of styles and mediums that capture life by the shore: one that is bustling and teeming with sea craft, boisterous crowds, beach games and graceful birds, as well as one of sublime isolation—a liminal place on the edge of the world where land meets the great expanse and unknown of the ocean. These portraits of the sea depict marine pastimes like fishing and sailing, swimming and sunbathing, as well as its inhabitants—from birds and fish to the mythic creatures of our wild imaginations. They evoke all that is unique to the coastal shoreline—from the natural: the shimmer of the sun as it reflects off ever-moving water, the early morning mist that wafts over its surface, the bite of the salty breeze, the call of seabirds on the hunt—to those sights and sounds distinguished by centuries of leisurely human pleasures: the anticipation of cool water on hot skin, the laughter elicited from a wave’s spray, the solace of a shady umbrella, the simple joy of a sandcastle, the communion of friends and family. We hope you find some beach time this summer and, as Ralph Waldo Emerson encouraged, “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, Drink the wild air’s salubrity…”[1] Going to Sea features works by Milton Avery, Leonid Berman, Joseph Cornell, James Daugherty, Louis Eilshemius, Morris Graves, Robert Gwathmey, Palmer Hayden, Hans Hofmann, William H. Johnson, Lee Krasner, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Reginald Marsh, Jan Matulka, Fairfield Porter, Theodore Roszak, Charles G. Shaw, Esphyr Slobodkina and Toshiko Takaezu. 1. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Merlin's Song," in The Complete Essays and Other Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ed. Brooks Atkinson (New York: The Modern Library, 1940), 80

New York Tough

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

June 13, 2020 - July 3, 2020
New York City is our home and we are proud to be #NewYorkTough, contributing to the metropolis that for centuries has been a global hub of creativity and innovation. To honor our city, we present a selection of paintings and drawings—sixteen examples, dating from 1912 to 2007—that capture the urban environment from uptown to downtown, from east to west, and from street to sky, intimately illustrating landmarks and thoroughfares. To view our online exhibition including works by Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Max Arthur Cohn, Howard Norton Cook, Joseph Delaney, Red Grooms, Hananiah Harari, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Adelaide Morris, Richard Rychtarik, Paul Sample, Henry Ernest Schnakenberg, Abraham Walkowitz, Max Weber, and William T. Williams visit our website.

The Power of Play

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

May 16, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Hopscotch! Chess! Jump rope! Billiards! Football! Baseball! Cards! Make-believe! Hide-and-seek! All of these activities & more are part of our collective and shared American cultural experience. Now that we are spending more time at home, without the distraction of live sports, film, theater, and museums, activities of playtime have become more crucial, and more creative, than ever. We present a selection of works from the 20th century that portray familiar and celebratory moments of Americans at play.

Benny Andrews (1930-2006), Robert Colescott (1925-2009), Bob Thompson (1937-1966)

Frieze Viewing Room

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

May 6, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Paper Power

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

February 4, 2020 - July 14, 2020
Cut, Crumpled, Drawn, Torn, Glued, Layered, Painted, Folded, Saturated, Creased, Stained, Dyed, Scratched, Erased, Scrubbed, Printed, Stamped, Peeled... Exploring the Materiality of Paper

Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth G4

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

December 5, 2019 - December 8, 2019
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery | Celebrating 30 Years Michael Rosenfeld Gallery opened its inaugural exhibition on December 10, 1989. In celebration of this milestone, we present a selection of exemplary works by the artists that we have consistently championed over the past thirty years. Visit us in Booth G4 to see many of the artists that you have come to know and admire through our rich history of exhibitions, programming and publications.

Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

November 21, 2019 - January 25, 2020
Opening Reception Thursday, November, 21, 2019 / 6:00–8:00PM Featuring works by Charles Alston, William Baziotes, Romare Bearden, Harold Cousins, Dorothy Dehner, Jimmy Ernst, Claire Falkenstein, Herbert Ferber, Michael Goldberg, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, David Hare, Hans Hofmann, Richard Hunt, Gerome Kamrowski, Lee Krasner, Ibram Lassaw, Norman Lewis, Seymour Lipton, Boris Margo, Roberto Matta, Gordon Onslow Ford, Alfonso Ossorio, Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, Theodore Roszak, Mark Rothko, Charles Seliger, Janet Sobel, Theodoros Stamos, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Laurence Vail and Hale Woodruff.

William T. Williams

William T. Williams: Recent Paintings

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

September 6, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 2019 / 6–8PM

Ruth Asawa, Mary Bauermeister, William Baziotes, Lee Bontecou, Joseph Cornell, Beauford Delaney, Claire Falkenstein, Alfred Jensen, Norman Lewis, Alfonso Ossorio, Richard Pousette-Dart, Theodore Roszak, Charles Seliger, Toshiko Takaezu, Lenore Tawney, Alma Thomas, Mark Tobey & Charmion von Wiegand

Spiritual by Nature

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

June 15, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Morris Graves

Calix, Cup, Chalice, Grail, Urn, Goblet: Presenting the Sexual Essence of Morris Graves

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

June 15, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Mary Bauermeister

Mary Bauermeister: Live in Peace or Leave the Galaxy

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

April 5, 2019 - June 8, 2019
A color catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is the exclusive representative of Mary Bauermeister (b.1934).

Hannelore Baron, Mary Bauermeister, Lee Bontecou, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Claire Falkenstein, Nancy Grossman, Louise Nevelson, Betye Saar

Art of Defiance: Radical Materials

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

February 2, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Art of Defiance: Radical Materials examines the groundbreaking use of materials by artists Hannelore Baron, Mary Bauermeister, Lee Bontecou, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Claire Falkenstein, Nancy Grossman, Louise Nevelson, & Betye Saar. Each developed their individual approach by utilizing materials defined by their physicality, representing a freedom from the constraints of traditional, male-dominated media in art history. The exhibition explores how these artists blurred the boundaries of two- and three-dimensions with their singular constructions, expanding the field of art-making in a way that still resonates today.

Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis: Looking East

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

November 16, 2018 - January 26, 2019
Image: Norman Lewis (1909–1979), After Dawn, 1966, oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 60 , signed

Andrews, Bearden, Biggers, DeCarava, Evergood, Hammons, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Motley, Parks, Saar, Shahn, Soyer & others

Truth & Beauty: Charles White and His Circle

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

September 7, 2018 - November 10, 2018

Claire Falkenstein

Claire Falkenstein: Matter in Motion

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

April 6, 2018 - June 9, 2018

Michael Goldberg: End to End, The 1950s & 2000s

100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011

January 27, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Michael Goldberg (1924-2007), "Park Avenue Facade" (detail), 1957-58, oil on canvas, 111 1/2" x 107 1/2" / 283.2 x 273.1 cm, signed and dated