Skarstedt (20 E. 79th Street, New York, NY) was founded in 1994 by Per Skarstedt to mount historical exhibitions by Contemporary European and American artists. The New York gallery's program focuses on concepts such as representation, authorship, identity, and sexual politics across a wide-range of media. Skarstedt's unique relationship with artists allows it to present museum-quality exhibitions both on the primary and secondary markets, creating a dialogue between the generations.
Located at 8 Bennet Street, Skarstedt’s new London gallery is situated in the historic district of St James’s, on the corner of Arlington Street and Bennet Street, both named after Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington. Known as ‘ministerial street’ in the 17th and 18th centuries, the street was previously home to Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole and his son Horace Walpole, an esteemed collector and connoisseur. Measuring 5,000 square feet, with the main exhibition space at ground floor level, the three interconnected galleries enable Skarstedt to continue its program, of historically-researched and museum-quality exhibitions.
Skarstedt opened a Chelsea space at 550 W. 21st Street in May 2014 with the inaugural exhibition Klein and Warhol: Fire and Oxidation Paintings, adding to the gallery’s existing locations on New York’s Upper East Side and in London. For over three years the Chelsea gallery allowed Skarstedt to expand on its core program of historically researched exhibitions from modern and contemporary masters.
The gallery works with the following artists and artists’ estates: Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Willem de Kooning, Eric Fischl, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Lucio Fontana, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Juan Muñoz, Cady Noland, Albert Oehlen, Richard Prince, David Salle, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and Christopher Wool.