Acquavella Galleries is distinguished for its expertise in the fields of 19th, 20th and 21st century art. The gallery, founded by Nicholas Acquavella in the early 1920s, is now a three-generation, family-owned business: Bill Acquavella joined his father in 1960, Bill’s daughter Eleanor joined in 1997, and his sons Nick and Alexander joined in 2000 and 2003 respectively. The gallery first specialized in works of the Italian Renaissance and old master paintings, but Bill expanded the focus to include the masters of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. In the late 1980s, the gallery also began dealing in postwar and contemporary art. Today, the gallery regularly exhibits works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Alberto Giacometti, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Jean Paul Riopelle, Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Lucian Freud. On the primary market, the gallery represents Miquel Barceló, Jacob El Hanani, Damian Loeb, and Wayne Thiebaud.
For nearly 100 years, Acquavella Galleries has sold major paintings and sculpture to private collectors and museums worldwide. Through its exhibitions, it has also gained a reputation for organizing shows of particular note, both loan exhibitions and for-sale shows. Among the most significant over the past several decades include Miró the Sculptor: Elements of Nature (2020), Lucian Freud: Monumental (2019), James Rosenquist: His American Life (2018), The Worlds of Torres-García (2018), California Landscapes: Richard Diebenkorn / Wayne Thiebaud (2018), Calder / Miró: Constellations (2017, in collaboration with the Pace Gallery), Jean Dubuffet: "Anticultural Positions" (2016), Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing; Work from the Schorr Collection (2015), The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art (2013), Wayne Thiebaud: A Retrospective (2012), Lucian Freud Drawings (2012), Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism (2011), Robert and Ethel Scull: Portrait of a Collection (2010), Picasso’s Marie-Thérèse (2008), Manolo Millares (2006), James Rosenquist: Monochromes (2005), Lucian Freud: Recent Paintings & Etchings (2004), 20th Century Sculpture (2003), Cézanne Watercolors (1999), Alberto Giacometti (1994), Fernand Léger (1987), Robert Rauschenberg Drawings: 1958-1968 (1986), Lyonel Feininger (1985-1986; this exhibition traveled to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.), Edgar Degas (1978), Claude Monet (1976), Pablo Picasso (1975), Yves Tanguy (1974), Henri Matisse (1973), Joan Miró (1972), Amedeo Modigliani (1971), Four Masters of Impressionism (1968), and many others. In addition, each year, the gallery curates exhibitions that offer a variety of 19th and 20th century masterworks.
For nearly 100 years, Acquavella Galleries has sold major paintings and sculpture to private collectors and museums worldwide.
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18 East 79th Street
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New York, NY 10075
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