“My dual interests in art history and contemporary art has always guided my curatorial efforts. The idea of present ing artwork that is personally intriguing as well as challenging for the public has kept the gallery moving forward for a quarter century, and will continue for a long time to come. Los Angeles has grown enormously during this time and so has the Michael Kohn Gallery.” --Michael Kohn
Established in 1985, the Michael Kohn Gallery has worked to create shows that have art historical importance by creating meaningful contexts for artists that link them to the greater canon of art history. For 25 years the Michael Kohn Gallery has mounted museum-quality exhibitions in Los Angeles of the work of Andy Warhol (during his lifetime), Richard Tuttle, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Dan Flavin, Mark Tansey, Jay DeFeo, Lorna Simpson, Kenny Scharf, Christopher Wool, among many other notable and talented artists. The Michael Kohn Gallery also represents the Estates of Wallace Berman and Bruce Conner, both important California-based artists whose work, from the 1950s through their lifetime, paralleled and often led to notable developments in late 20th century art.
In addition to the historical works of art, the Michael Kohn Gallery represents a roster of emerging and mid-career artists whose work is seen worldwide: Walton Ford, Cristof Yvoré, Mark Innerst, Dennis Hollingsworth, Darren Waterston, Ryan McGinness, Christine Nguyen, Simmons & Burke, Camille Rose Garcia, and Mark Ryden.
The Michael Kohn Gallery recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an important show of artists chosen from exhibitions over the last quarter century. Always with an eye towards the future, the Michael Kohn Gallery will continue to mount bold exhibitions and nurture young talent, blending historically important works of art with emerging artists of the 21st century.