Skarstedt Gallery was founded in 1994 by Per Skarstedt to mount historical exhibitions by Contemporary European and American artists that had become the core of his specialty in Sweden and New York in the late 1980's and early 1990's. The New York gallery's program remains focused on artists of the late Twentieth Century whose work explores concepts such as representation, authorship, identity and sexual politics across a wide-range of media. Skarstedt's unique relationships with artists allows it to present exhibitions both on the primary and secondary markets, creating a dialogue between the generations.
Skarstedt opened its Chelsea space at 550 W. 21st Street in May 2014 with the inaugural exhibition "Klein and Warhol: Fire and Oxidation Paintings." The additional gallery space in New York enables Skarstedt to expand on its core program of museum-quality, historically researched exhibitions from modern and contemporary masters.
After four successful years on Old Bond Street in London, Skarstedt has opened a new gallery on 8 Bennet Street in the historic district of St James's. Measuring 5,000 sq ft, the three interconnected galleries afford Skarstedt the ability to present more comprehensive historical exhibitions, as well as providing an exciting platform for the gallery's primary artists.