Peter Blum has collaborated with a wide range of artists both as a gallerist and a print and book publisher since he began his career at Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland in 1971. Blum began Peter Blum Edition in 1980 and was among the first print publishers to work with a new generation of European and American artists including John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Eric Fischl, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Kruger, Brice Marden, James Turrell, and Luc Tuymans among others.
The Peter Blum Edition Archive (1980-1994) is located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and was the subject of the exhibition “Singular Multiples” in 2006. In 1984, Blum co-founded Parkett Magazine, an international forum for contemporary art. From 1993 to 2012, Peter Blum SoHo at 99 Wooster hosted exhibitions of artists working in a variety of media such as Alighiero Boetti, Louise Bourgeois, and Francesco Clemente among others.
In 2006, Blum opened an additional exhibition space in Chelsea at 526 West 29 Street, and In 2013, Blum moved his galleries to 20 West 57th Street in Midtown New York. Most recently in 2017, the gallery relocated downtown to a 7,000 square foot space at 176 Grand Street. Peter Blum Edition continues to publish editions with recent examples by artists that include Tacita Dean, Alfredo Jaar, Huma Bhabha, and Alex Katz.
four reds on orange area - Suzan Frecon
Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Peter Blum Gallery is pleased to present work by Alex Katz, Louise Bourgeois, Eric Fischl, Nicholas Galanin, Yukinori Yanagi, Robert Zandvliet, Suzan Frecon, John Zurier, and Philip Taaffe, all of whom have collaborated with Peter Blum and Peter Blum Edition to create individual prints or portfolios over the last four decades. This presentation showcases the breadth of Peter’s career as a print publisher, which is the practice that grew into the gallery and program that he maintains today.