With great pleasure, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position of President of Stone Art LLC in New York. Created from the estate of the legendary art dealer, Allan Stone, Stone Art LLC is the exclusive administrator of the Allan Stone Collection and oversees the gallery, Allan Stone Projects in Chelsea.
My team and I will be dedicated to divesting the extraordinary collection that Allan Stone accumulated with great passion during his lifetime. In the process we will be conducting private and auction sales, advising clients and participating in art fairs. We will be curating scholarly exhibitions drawn from the Collection and providing educational access to the works.
Allan Stone (1932-2006) was a pre-eminent dealer in modern and contemporary art and a prodigious collector of unparalleled appetite. He was a recognized expert on the work of Abstract Expressionists Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Barnett Newman and Franz Kline, among others. He was among the earliest supporters of Wayne Thiebaud and was his primary New York dealer for more than forty years. Stone promoted the activity of numerous artists with exhibitions in his renowned gallery from 1960 until his passing in 2006.
The vast collection amassed by Allan Stone includes Modern Masters, Contemporary Art, Tribal and Folk art, Americana and Decorative art. From John Chamberlain and Joseph Cornell to the Philadelphia Wire Man, from Tiffany lamps to Bugatti cars, Stone was enraptured with aesthetic expression in multiple forms and media. Sotheby’s and Christie’s have each held single-owner sales drawn from the Collection which together have generated more than $100 million.
My heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation go out to all of you for your friendship and support. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you in my new role. My email address will remain the same for the near term. After September 2, 2014, you may reach me at Allan Stone Projects. I look forward to seeing you in New York and meeting at the various crossroads of the art world.
Allan Stone Projects 535 W 22nd St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10011 (212) 987-4997