For over thirty years, Marian Goodman Gallery has played an important role in introducing European artists to American audiences and helping to establish a vital dialogue among artists and institutions working internationally. Marian Goodman Gallery was founded in New York City in late 1977. In 1995 the gallery expanded to include an exhibition space in Paris and in 2014 an exhibition space in London. In late 2016 she realized her dream of opening a bookstore and project space in Paris.
In 1965, prior to the establishment of the gallery, Marian Goodman was a founder of Multiples, Inc. which published prints, multiples, and books by leading American artists, such as Richard , John , Dan Graham, Sol , Roy Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol. From 1968 to 1975, Multiples worked with European artists, introducing early editions by Joseph Beuys, Marcel , Blinky Palermo and Gerhard Richter to American audiences.
In 1974, after starting to work closely with Marcel , Goodman tried to find a gallery to represent him in New York. America’s knowledge of contemporary European art was scant at this time due to a lack of travel, exposure and exchange of information. She could not find a gallery for and decided to open a gallery of her own to show his work alongside that of other European artists.
Since then, Goodman has used her gallery to show artists who are leaders of their generation: , Chantal Akerman, Giovanni , John , , Lothar Baumgarten, Dara Birnbaum, Christian , Marcel , Maurizio , James Coleman, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Dean, Dijkstra, Luciano , David Goldblatt, Dan Graham, Pierre , Cristina Iglesias, Amar Kanwar, William , Steve McQueen, Julie , Marisa Merz, Annette , Juan Muñoz, Maria , Gabriel Orozco, Giulio , Giuseppe , Gerhard Richter, Sala, Matt Saunders, Thomas , Tino Sehgal, Ettore , Thomas , Hiroshi Sugimoto, Niele , Adrián Rojas, ō, Jeff Wall, Lawrence Weiner, Francesca Woodman and Yang .