Marian Goodman Gallery champions the work of groundbreaking contemporary artists who stand among the most influential of our time.
Distinguished by the caliber and rigor of its exhibition program, Marian Goodman Gallery provides international platforms for its artists to showcase their work, foster vital dialogues with new audiences, and advance their practices within nonprofit and institutional realms.
Marian Goodman is Founder and CEO; Philipp Kaiser serves as President and Partner, working in close collaboration with Emily-Jane Kirwan, Rose Lord, Leslie Nolen, and Junette Teng as Partners.

“Art enriches life. It is a dialogue. The artists I represent come from different backgrounds and generations, but I feel they are artists who have the ability to root their work in reality in one form or another.”

- Marian Goodman

archival photograph ofMarian Goodman Gallery


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 forty artists working in the U.S. and internationally.

photograph of Marian Goodman by Thomas Struth

“Artists are not teachers, of course. Good art is never a commentary. Rather, art is about life and can give an answer, a way for an individual to relate herself or himself to it.” 

Marian Goodman


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