Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Krakow Witkin Gallery
Krakow Witkin Gallery features contemporary art of all media by emerging and established regional, national and international artists as well as representing several estates.
The overall focus is on Minimal, reductivist and conceptually-driven works that have been made from 1950 to the present. Barbara Krakow first opened a gallery in 1959, exhibiting Ellsworth Kelly as early as 1965, Sol LeWitt in 1971 and being the first gallery in the US to show Joseph Beuys.
Since 2004, Barbara Krakow has partnered with Andrew Witkin and in 2017, the gallery’s name changed to Krakow Witkin Gallery. Krakow Witkin Gallery co-represents the estates of Sol LeWitt and Fred Sandback. Since the 1980’s, Krakow Witkin Gallery has published catalogue raisonnés of numerous artists’ prints, such as those by Kiki Smith, Sol LeWitt and most recently, Mel Bochner.
Located on Boston’s Newbury Street, Krakow Witkin Gallery presents two exhibitions simultaneously, one in the larger gallery and one in the smaller space. These shows change every six weeks. Along with this programming, the gallery has an ongoing project, One Wall, One Work, where a single work is exhibited on an isolated wall, thus providing artists and viewers the experience of seeing an isolated work (often-times some form of installation), as well as the smaller and larger exhibitions in the other two spaces. This spectrum of viewing opportunities is a key part of Krakow Witkin Gallery's mission to not only present and promote artists and artworks it believes in, but to help provide enlightening experiences for those of varying knowledge- and experience-bases.