Sprüth Magers International Gallery Comes to UES for New York’s First Outpost – Commercial Watcher


Contemporary art gallery Sprüth Mager will open its first store in New York on the second floor of 22, 80th Street East on the Upper East Side this spring.

Sprüth Magers took 2,244 square feet in the building owned by the management company Kar Fifth Corp., according to Judson CRE, whose Nicolas judson and Wendy mcdonald represented both the owner and the founders of Sprüth Magers, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers, in the five-year agreement. The rent charged was $ 118 per square foot.

Sprüth Magers, which has outposts in Berlin, London and Los Angeles, closed the Upper East Side deal on December 27, 2021. It will move into the space in the first quarter of 2022 without renovating the property. , according to a spokesperson for Judson CRE.

The gallery works with more than 70 artists and fields and has showcased American visual artists George Condo and abstract painter Lucy dodd. He will join the European Art Gallery Robert Simon Fine Arts to the five story property.

The space was once occupied by Driscoll Babcock Galleries, a 168-year-old institution that closed in 2020 after its owner, John Driscoll, died of COVID-19 in April.

“Former gallery tenant John Driscoll was a master in his field and he will be sorely missed,” Judson said in a statement. “As one of the leading European dealers, Sprüth Magers will be a fitting addition to other notable names in the neighborhood. “

Driscoll’s collection included pottery and once sold a version of three famous paintings by Emanuel Leutze titled “Washington Crossing the Delaware”, depicting George Washington and his troops crossing the River. Delaware River during the American Revolution. It is not known whether the Driscoll Babcock Galleries will reopen in a new location.

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