Formerly a private dealer, Jim Kempner opened his gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art, at its present location in the heart of Chelsea in the fall of 1997. Dru Arstark has been the gallery director since 1998. Designed by architects Smith & Thompson, the critically acclaimed modernist-inspired structure of glass and Corten steel is included in a number of books about Contemporary architecture, and has attracted attention from all over the world. Carole Feuerman, Don Gummer, Keith Haring, John Henry, Robert Indiana, Isamu Noguchi, Randy Regier, Boaz Vaadia, and Bernar Venet are among the artists whose work has been exhibited in our outdoor sculpture garden, one of the few in New York. Jim Kempner Fine Art represents the Dedalus Foundation, Robert Motherwell’s print archive, in New York. At present the gallery has works by Robert Motherwell spanning more than three decades.

Our inventory of Contemporary Masters includes artists such as Mel Bochner, Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Hammond, Howard Hodgkin, Jasper Johns, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Robert Mangold, Robert Motherwell, Elizabeth Murray, Sol Lewitt, Thomas Nozkowski, Elizabeth Peyton, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Paula Scher, Donald Sultan, Swoon, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley, and Terry Winters.

Among the Contemporary artists whose work we represent are Robert Attanasio, Christopher Beane, Stanley Casselman, Long Bin Chen, Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez, Carole Feuerman, Rinaldo Frattolillo, Gianfranco Gorgoni, John Grande, John Henry, Charlie Hewitt, Jay Kelly, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, Jerry Mischak, David Mitchell, Craig Norton, Greg Parker, Robert Petersen, Randy Regier, Tom Slaughter, and Boaz Vaadia.

In addition to the gallery, Jim Kempner has published prints by Rinaldo Frattolillo, Charlie Hewitt, Robert Indiana, Paula Scher and Bernard Venet, and photographs by Gianfranco Gorgoni of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, as well as his first edition, Apocryphal Now.

501 West 23rd Street
New York, New York
United States 10011

Neighborhood: Chelsea
View Phone212 206 6872
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Years in Business: 23 years

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Additional Information

Taking New Clients?: Yes

Willing to Travel?: Yes

Works with New Collectors?: Yes