Jim Kempner Fine Art
Jim Kempner Fine Art specializes in contemporary art in all media, with a special emphasis on contemporary master prints. Our inventory appeals to the established as well as beginning collector.
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 master prints includes artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Donald Baechler, Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Hammond, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Robert Mangold, Robert Motherwell, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Elizabeth Peyton, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Terry Winters, and others.
Among the contemporary artists whose work we represent are Robert Attanasio, Christopher Beane, Stanley Casselman, Long Bin Chen, Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez, 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, Paula Scher, Tom Slaughter, Pal Svensson, and Boaz Vaadia.
Jim Kempner has published prints by Rinaldo Frattolillo, Charlie Hewitt, Robert Indiana, Paula Scher, Bernar Venet, and photographs by Gianfranco Gorgoni of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Additionally, he has published his first edition, Apocryphal Now.
Other publications include Ligorano/Reese’s Line Up portfolio, Untitled 2001 silkscreen and the DEMOCRACY light box, done in collaboration with gallery director Dru Arstark, under the name Madness of Art Editions.