Andrea Rosen Gallery
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Since then it has shown many of the most important modern and contemporary artists such as:
John Chamberlain, Bruce Nauman, Richard Avedon, John Coplans, Walker Evans, August Sander, Lee Friedlander, Mel Ramos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Thomas Ruff, Liam Gillick, Miguel Calderón, Matthew Ritchie, Julia Scher, Nigel Cooke, Derek Jarman, The Chapman Brothers, Vanessa Beecroft, Dee Ferris, Georgina Starr, Tony Oursler, Vito Acconci, Angela Bulloch, Paul McCarthy, Jeff Koons, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Karen Kilimnik, Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Haim Steinbach, and Rudolf Stingel.
Well-known for oversized installations, Rosen encourages her artists to use the space completely, fulfilling a goal to make art an act, "an exemplary gesture of the power of subjectivity," open to the public. Which means Matthew Ritchie's scientifically-infused paintings hang on the wall and spill onto the floor, and Julia Scher's 'Security Landscape' has televisions and wires stretched from wall to wall, her use of modernity fully involving the subject in her vision. Andrea Rosen was the first to showcase John Currin's acclaimed pale portraits, and is host to many other contemporary painters, including Nigel Cooke and Rita Ackermann. On its 10th anniversary, Rosen opened Gallery 2, a flexible side space devoted to showcasing single works of art or pieces from a younger artist or any work that could not be conceived as an entire exhibition.