Kantor Gallery was first founded in Los Angeles in the 1940's by Paul Kantor, a renowned art dealer often credited with discovering and nurturing the talent of Richard Diebenkorn. Niels Kantor has been continuing the legacy begun by his father since 1994 when he reopened Kantor Gallery as a venue to showcase emerging talent as well as established artists. Since that time he has shown artists ranging from blue chip artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol to emerging, mid-career artists including Kenny Scharf, Pheobe Washburn, Simone Shubuck, Yumiko Kayukawa and many others.
Between 2005-2007, Niels Kantor partnered with Chelsea gallerist Zach Feuer on Kantor/Feuer--a joint venture that allowed each to bring new and interesting artists to the Los Angeles area. After ending the brief but successful partnership, Kantor focused on art advising and building his personal collection. He is happy, however, to be back in the thriving Los Angeles art scene.
Niels Kantor is proud to reopen Kantor Gallery at 7025 Melrose Avenue. This exhibition space, with nearly 2,000 square feet, is proud to continue fostering the talents of young artists and allow them to showcase their works in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Kantor Gallery also promises thought provoking group shows and the brightest of young talent.
In addition to the gallery on Melrose, Kantor Gallery operates an installation space in Chelsea at 259 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.
Kantor Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Otherwise, gallery staff can be reached by email or phone to make special appointments.