Founded in SoHo in 1989, Kasmin cultivates a program in which historic figures of Post-War and Modernism are in meaningful dialogue with the evolving practice of both emerging and established contemporary artists.
The gallery represents and advocates for the legacy of such estates as Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Simon Hantaï, Robert Indiana, Jane Freilicher and Robert Motherwell. It has developed the careers of and continues to represent significant contemporary artists including Walton Ford, James Nares, Iván Navarro, Les Lalanne, Roxy Paine, and Bosco Sodi.
With three spaces in Chelsea, New York, Kasmin mounts ambitious concurrent exhibitions alongside participation in major art fairs worldwide. In Fall 2018, the gallery will open its newest and largest space at 509 West 27th Street, expanding the gallery’s footprint in a recommitment to the gallery’s core curatorial mission: showing artwork at its best. The new building will feature a planted roof designed for exhibiting monumental sculpture, a development that parallels Kasmin’s well-known engagement in international public art projects.
Kasmin’s emphasis on encouraging new scholarship on its artists and their oeuvres has led to an ambitious publishing programme, producing such titles as William N. Copley X-Rated, Simon Hantaï’s Blancs, Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987, Impasse Ronsin and the first English translated monograph-scale book of Max Ernst’s sculpture. In Spring 2018, the gallery published a catalogue raisonné on Lee Krasner’s Umber Paintings. In Fall 2019, Forthcoming publications include Brancusi & Duchamp: The Art of Dialogue.