- Marian Goodman
Marian Goodman Gallery was founded in New York City in late 1977, at a time when few women worked in the art world. Goodman previously served as a founder of the art publishing company Multiples, Inc., which published prints and books by leading contemporary artists, initially working with American artists such as Dan Graham and Andy Warhol before extending to encompass seminal European artists, including Joseph Beuys, Blinky Palermo, and Gerhard Richter, among others.
Goodman’s impetus for opening her own gallery was Marcel Broodthaers, whose epochal importance she recognized immediately. Unable to find representation for Broodthaers in New York, Goodman opened a gallery on East 57th Street to showcase his work alongside that of other European artists, with the goal of initiating a dialogue between American and European artists.
Today, through its exhibition spaces in New York and Paris, and through Marian Goodman Projects, the Gallery maintains its global focus, representing over fifty artists working in the U.S. and internationally.