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Phone  +1 212-988-1623
Founded  1990
Address  4 E 77th St # 2, New York, NY 10075, USA
Hours  Closed now Monday10AM–6PMTuesday10AM–6PMWednesday10AM–6PMThursday10AM–6PMFriday10AM–6PMSaturday10AM–6PMSundayClosedSuggest an edit
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Michael Werner Gallery is an art gallery founded by Michael Werner in New York City during the year 1990. It is the U.S. extension of the German Galerie Michael Werner founded in 1963 in Berlin. A London branch opened in 2012.


Aaron curry at michael werner gallery at the art show 2013


A high school dropout from a working-class family, Michael Werner started his career in the art world as assistant at Berlin-based Rudolf Springer Gallery in 1962. In 1963, he opened his first gallery, Werner & Katz, in Berlin, Germany with the first solo exhibition of Georg Baselitz. Galerie Michael Werner was later established in Cologne in 1969. Since then, Galerie Michael Werner has worked with represented many of the most important artists of the 20th century (see artists list).

In the 1980s, Werner lived in New York and married fellow art dealer Mary Boone. Michael Werner Gallery opened its doors in New York in 1990 under the direction of Gordon VeneKlasen, who eventually became a partner in the gallery. The gallery currently occupies the historic East 77 Street townhouse where legendary dealer Leo Castelli once kept his gallery and was redesigned by Annabelle Selldorf. Michael Werner Gallery presents modern and contemporary European and American art. Recent major exhibitions include Sigmar Polke: Lens Paintings, Wilhelm Lehmbruck: Sculptures and Etchings, and Major Works of Marcel Broodthaers, "Peter Doig, New Paintings" as well as the first New York solo exhibitions of Hurvin Anderson, Aaron Curry, and Enrico David.

From 2007 to 2010, Michael Werner Gallery rented a Robert Adam house on Mansfield Street in London. Then, in 2010, the gallery mounted a pop-up show of work by the American artist Aaron Curry at a space in Hoxton Square, before opening a permanent space in an eighteenth-century townhouse in Mayfair in 2012 with an exhibition of new paintings by Peter Doig.


  • Kai Althoff
  • Hurvin Anderson
  • Georg Baselitz
  • Marcel Broodthaers
  • James Lee Byars
  • Jeff Cowen
  • Aaron Curry
  • Enrico David
  • Peter Doig
  • Jörg Immendorff
  • Allen Jones
  • Per Kirkeby
  • Markus Lüpertz
  • Ernst Wilhelm Nay
  • A.R. Penck
  • Gianni Piacentino
  • Francis Picabia
  • Sigmar Polke
  • Don Van Vliet
  • Past exhibitions

  • Per Kirkeby, Recent Paintings, Michael Werner Gallery, London
  • Elizabeth Peyton, Klara 13 Pictures, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
  • Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Sculptures and Etchings, Michael Werner Gallery, London
  • Markus Lüpertz, Bozzeti for Hercules, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
  • James Lee Byars, Early Works and The Angel, Michael Werner Gallery, London
  • A.R. Penck, New Paintings, Michael Werner Gallery, New York
  • References

    Michael Werner Gallery Wikipedia

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