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Jim Kempner Fine Art | New York City

Jim Kempner has been an art dealer, based in New York, since 1987. His philosophy is that the artworld should be fun and accessible for everyone, from the new collector to the museum curator, to the curious neighbor who walks in off the street. For over three decades he has placed work in major private collections and museums, worldwide.


Since moving to Chelsea in the fall of 1997, Jim has created a program that represents nearly 30 artists of different generations, whose work crosses a broad spectrum of mediums, from painting, drawing, and printmaking to sculpture and multi-media installation. Aside from the artists Jim Kempner Fine Art represents, the gallery spotlights work from the mid 20th century through to today. As a leading expert in prints, Jim has been a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) for over 25 years. He also created and stars in an artworld comedy web series, The Madness of Art, now in its 7th season and going strong.


Located in the iconic Smith & Thompson modernist steel structure on the NW corner of Tenth Avenue and 23rd Street, Jim Kempner Fine Art continues to exhibit an exciting and eclectic array of Post-War masters and mid-career artists in all mediums. The gallery continues to be a destination where artists, clients and neighbors regularly stop by to view great work, hang out for a bit, and talk art, life and the wonderful madness of it all.


Helen Frankenthaler, "Book of Clouds," 2007


"6ubsb," Katia Santibanez, 2024

Exhibiting Artists

Christopher Beane, Mel Bochner, David Hockney, Jay Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Katis Santibanez, Sean Scully, James Siena, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Stanley Whitney, and Terry Winters.

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