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Jim Kempner Fine Art
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Jim Kempner has been an art dealer, based in New York, since 1987. His focus has always been to be accessible to everyone, from the new collector, to the museum curator, to the curious neighbor who walks in off the street. For over three decades he has placed work in major private collections and museums, worldwide. Since moving to Chelsea in the fall of 1997, Jim has created a program that represents nearly 30 artists of different generations, whose work crosses a broad spectrum of mediums, from painting, drawing, and printmaking to sculpture and multi-media installation. Aside from the artists Jim Kempner Fine Art represents, the gallery spotlights work from the mid- to late-20th century. As a leading expert in prints, Jim represents the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell’s print archive) and has been a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) for over 25 years. Jim thrives on the relationships he fosters with his artists and his clients. These relationships have led to many artist commissions and projects such as published editions with Bernar Venet, Paula Scher, Robert Indiana, Charlie Hewitt and Rinaldo Frattolillo, as well as Gianfranco Gorgoni’s photographs of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty. Other significant gallery publications/collaborations include the book Tracks, published in conjunction with the gallery’s 2015 survey exhibition of Rauschenberg’s Tracks series; LigoranoReese’s Line Up portfolio - in collaboration with Dru Arstark (under the name “Madness of Art Editions”) - as well as their 2020 sculpture, The Persistence of Truth. The gallery has worked with Yoko Ono three different times including, in the sculpture garden, her interactive Wish Tree. Jim Kempner is also the creator/writer/star of the cult comedy web-series The Madness of Art, as well as the artistic creator of three editioned prints. Jim Kempner Fine Art, on the corner of 23rd and 10th, continues to imbue that old-school art world feel: a place where his artists, clients and neighbors regularly stop by to view great work, hang out for a bit and talk of art, life and the gap between.
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Modern (1900-1950), Contemporary

Robert Attanasio
Christopher Beane
Long-Bin Chen
Jeff Chyatte
Rinaldo Frattolillo
Carole Freeman
Gianfranco Gorgoni
John Henry
Charlie Hewitt
Jay Kelly
Jim Kempner
Manuel Knapp
LIGORANO/REESE
Jerry Mischak
David Mitchell
Jacob Ouillette
Greg Parker
Robert Petersen
Jenna Pirello
Randy Regier
Paula Scher
Tom Slaughter
Boaz Vaadia
Bernar Venet
Jim Watt

Donald Baechler
John Baldessari
Jennifer Bartlett
Mel Bochner
Louise Bourgeois
Emilie Brzezinski
Francesco Clemente
Chuck Close
Richard Diebenkorn
Jim Dine
Carole Feuerman
Sam Francis
Helen Frankenthaler
Al Held
Jane Hammond
David Hockney
Howard Hodgkin
Robert Indiana
Jasper Johns
Deborah Kass
Alex Katz
Ellsworth Kelly
William Kentridge
Jeff Koons
Robert Longo
Maryann Moorman
Robert Motherwell

Vik Muniz
Elizabeth Murray
Bruce Nauman
Thomas Nozkowski
Claes Oldenburg
Pablo Picasso
Mel Ramos
Robert Rauschenberg
George Rickey
Larry Rivers
James Rosenquist
Ed Ruscha
David Salle
Sean Scully
Joel Shapiro
Kiki Smith
Pat Steir
Frank Stella
Donald Sultan
Swoon
Philip Taaffe
Wayne Thiebaud
Richard Tuttle
Kara Walker
Andy Warhol
Stanley Whitney
Terry Winters