Allan Stone Projects is the exclusive representative of the Allan Stone Collection, comprised of modern masterworks, contemporary art, tribal and folk art, Americana, and decorative arts. The gallery curates scholarly exhibitions, produces original publications, advises collectors and participates in numerous art fairs. Admired for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Projects (formerly Allan Stone Gallery) opened its space in Chelsea in November 2013, following fifty years on the upper East Side of Manhattan.
Allan Stone Gallery was founded in 1960 by visionary connoisseur and dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006). Stone was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, an early advocate and collector of works by Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, John Graham and Franz Kline, as well as works by renown artists such as Arman, Cesar and John Chamberlain. He was the New York dealer of record for Wayne Thiebaud for more than forty years. The gallery also promoted and collected the work of a younger generation of artists including Robert Arneson, Robert Baribeau, Dennis Clive, James Grashow, Richard Hickam Robert Mallary, Robert S. Neuman, and Jack Whitten, among many others. Their aesthetic tendencies suggested intriguing connections to the historical holdings of the gallery’s core collection. Today the prodigious inventory of Allan Stone Projects stands as a unique amalgam in which major tendencies in Modern art can be traced and celebrated across decades.