Richard L. Feigen inaugurated his first gallery in Chicago in 1957, where he exhibited 20th-century masters, concentrating on German Expressionism and Surrealism. He was also an early champion of such artists as Francis Bacon, Jean Dubuffet, Joseph Cornell, Claes Oldenburg, Ray Johnson, and James Rosenquist.
In 1963, Feigen opened a second gallery in New York City, showing works by such classic 19th- and 20th-century artists as Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Brancusi, and Mondrian. By 1965, and until 1973, Feigen was also operating the first gallery in SoHo, which showed cutting-edge Contemporary Art. The SoHo gallery was the first to show works in America by Joseph Beuys (1966), and it held John Baldessari’s first exhibition in New York (1970). The historic Monet exhibition, with which the firm opened its former headquarters designed by the great Austrian architect, Hans Hollein, on Manhattan’s 79th Street, was covered on national television. The gallery continued to show such 20th-century masters as Max Beckmann, Dubuffet, and Cornell, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also, increasingly. Old Masters—Italian Mannerism and the baroque, French Neo-Classicism, and British Romanticism.
The Castelli, Feigen, Corcoran Gallery in New York represented the Estate of Joseph Cornell from 1976 to 1987. Richard L. Feigen & Co. (U.K.) presented Old Masters exhibitions in London from 1988 to 1995, and continues to maintain an office there. Richard L. Feigen & Co. (New York) exclusively represents the estate of Ray Johnson.
Over the past 43 years, Richard L. Feigen & Co. has sold works of art covering six centuries to some 107 museums worldwide. The world’s great museums—including the Louvre, the Metropolitan, the National Galleries of Washington and London, the Getty, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, Stockholm, Berlin—remain among the firms faithful clients.
Richard L. Feigen & Co. is located on Manhattan’s E. 69th Street.
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
34 E. 69th Street