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Alexis Johnson, Partner, was interviewed by T Magazine for their recent interactive feature, “How to Buy a Work of Art.”

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June 15, 2021 Gallery News Permalink

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Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and Liz Glynn are included in Tides of the Century: 2020 Ocean Flower Island International Art Exhibition, which opens this May at the Ocean Flower Island Museum in Danzhou City in Hainan Province, China.

May 20, 2021 Liz Glynn Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Permalink

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The exhibition Bruce Conner. Light out of Darkness at Museum Tinguely presents Conner’s experimental films with a representative selection of nine works.

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May 5, 2021 Bruce Conner Artist News Permalink

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Paula Cooper names Steve Henry, Anthony Allen, Lucas Cooper, and Alexis Johnson have been named partners of Paula Cooper Gallery, the gallery she independently founded in 1968.

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The formation of the partnership will enable the gallery to maintain a well established context for the gallery’s artists, ensuring continuity for years to come. It provides a sense of trust and optimism in an ever-evolving art world and reflects Cooper’s dedication to building a robust future for the gallery.

The four partners have a combined sixty years of experience working at Paula Cooper Gallery nurturing the careers of a wide range of influential artists. They will continue to work closely with Paula Cooper to direct the gallery’s future.

Steve Henry, Senior Partner, joined Paula Cooper Gallery as Director in 1998. Henry has organized numerous exhibitions at the gallery, from major one-person exhibitions to important group shows. In 2020, Henry oversaw the opening of the gallery’s first location outside of New York City in Palm Beach. Prior to 1998, Steve was a director at the Margo Leavin Gallery in LA. He previously worked at the New Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Anthony Allen, Partner, joined Paula Cooper Gallery in 2000, following a position on the faculty of the Department of French & Italian at Ohio State University. A published writer and translator, Allen has an MA and PhD in French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been actively involved with the gallery’s adjunct organization, 192 Books, since its inception in 2003.

Lucas Cooper, Managing Partner, joined Paula Cooper Gallery in 2013. A native New Yorker, Lucas grew up with the gallery; since joining it officially, he has worked closely with gallery artists and collaborated with Paula Cooper on planning for the gallery’s future. He previously worked at the influential independent record label ROIR, becoming its president in 2001.

Alexis Johnson, Partner, joined Paula Cooper Gallery in early 2021, after working at Paula Cooper from 2010 through 2016. From 2016 to 2020, she was a Director and Artist Liaison at Lévy Gorvy, New York. She was previously a director at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York and 1301PE Los Angeles, and managed the studio of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome these four remarkable individuals as my partners. Their dedication and that of the staff, community of professionals, and collectors with whom we collaborate has made clear that there is a place for a focused, artist-driven gallery like ours—even in an art world that has continued to change dramatically since we opened our doors in 1968. Lucas, Steve, Anthony, and Alexis understand what has made this gallery possible for fifty years. They not only understand the culture, but also how to evolve in the next chapter. I look forward to continuing our work together on behalf of the gallery’s artists.” – Paula Cooper

“Artists are the driving force of everything that we do at the gallery. We are profoundly committed to providing artists with the support they need and will be for years to come.” – Steve Henry, Senior Partner

The formation of the partnership coincides with a particularly active moment for the gallery. In the winter of 2020, Paula Cooper Gallery opened a pop-up location in Palm Beach, which will continue for future seasons. The gallery will reopen its refurbished 534 West 21st Street location following renovations in late 2021.

Read the full press release here.

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April 16, 2021 Gallery News Permalink

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Cecily Brown will be in conversation with Francine Prose as part of Yale Center for British Art’s series at home: Artists in Conversation on May 21, 2021 from 12–1 pm.

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April 10, 2021 Cecily Brown Artist News Permalink

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Walid Raad’s The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs (1999) is available to stream online in the fifth and final program of e-flux Video & Films series “True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films,” through Monday, April 19, 2021.

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April 6, 2021 Walid Raad Artist News Permalink


Paula Cooper Gallery is thrilled to announce representation of artist Veronica Ryan, born in 1956 in Plymouth, Montserrat and raised in England. Ryan’s first exhibition with the gallery, The Weather Inside, was presented in 2019.

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March 25, 2021 Veronica Ryan Gallery News Permalink

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Opening March 19th at Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Belgium, is Sam Durant’s one-person exhibition “Proposal for Non-Aligned Monuments, Free Movement.”

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March 19, 2021 Sam Durant Artist News Permalink

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Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to participate in Art Basel’s OVR: Pioneers with a historic group of works by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen. The Online Viewing Rooms launch on March 24 and remain live through March 27, with a dedicated 24-hour VIP Preview day opening at 2 pm CET on Wednesday, March 24.

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March 17, 2021 Claes Oldenburg Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen Art Fairs Permalink

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On the occasion of the upcoming Freelands Award exhibition Along a Spectrum at Spike Island in Bristol, UK, Veronica Ryan was interviewed for the quarterly newsletter FOCUS.

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March 16, 2021 Veronica Ryan Artist News Permalink

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Wexner Center for the Art’s Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration is online this year, and features a screening of Ja’Tovia Gary’s An Ecstatic Experience. Gary will also be in conversation with Black Film Center/Archive Director Dr. Terri Francis, and both events begin on February 25, 2021.

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February 25, 2021 Ja'Tovia Gary Artist News Permalink

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Paul Pfeiffer will participate in an online artist talk, (At Home) On Art and Spectacle with Hirshhorn Museum Associate Curator Marina Isgro on February 24, 2020 from 7–8pm EST.

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February 23, 2021 Paul Pfeiffer Artist News Permalink


Alex Alberro will be in conversation with Hans Haacke on February 17, 2021, as part of a series of ten online conversations between faculty and seminar leaders of the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program.

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February 17, 2021 Hans Haacke Artist News Permalink

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Opening February 16th, Moody Center for the Arts’ upcoming exhibition Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration includes a restaging of the 1975 show Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality, which features immersive installations of paintings by David Novros.

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February 16, 2021 David Novros Artist News Permalink