Allan Stone Projects is a private gallery with far-reaching collection of modern masterworks, contemporary art, tribal and folk art, Americana, and important decorative arts and industrial design. The gallery curates scholarly exhibitions in its areas of expertise; produces original publications; advises collectors; and participates in art fairs internationally. Admired for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Projects – formerly known as the Allan Stone Gallery – will open in its new space in Manhattan’s West Chelsea arts district in November 2013.
Founded in 1960 by visionary connoisseur and dealer Allan Stone (1932 – 2006), the gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century.
Stone was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, an early advocate for and collector of works by Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Joseph Cornell, and John Graham, as well works by such celebrated artists as Joseph Cornell, John Chamberlain, Wayne Thiebaud, César Baldaccini, and Arman. The gallery also promoted and collected the work of a younger generation of living artists, including Robert S. Neuman, Robert Arneson, Dennis Clive, Jack Whitten, Robert Baribeau, James Grashow, Robert Mallary, and Richard Hickam, among many others, whose aesthetic tendencies suggested intriguing connections to the historical holdings of his gallery’s collection.
Today the prodigious inventory of Allan Stone Projects stands as a unique amalgam in which major tendencies in Modern art can be traced across time and breakthroughs to the present day.
Long located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the Stone enterprise announced a new structure, mission, and focus in fall 2013, transitioning from a public to a private format and moving to a new space in the West Chelsea arts district of Manhattan.