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Metro Pictures Gallery

Contemporary art gallery founded in 1980 by Janelle Reiring and Helene Winer

Metro Pictures Gallery

519 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011
Phone:
+1 212-206-7100
Tue-Sat 10:00–18:00
www.metropicturesgallery.com

Metro Pictures is a New York City art gallery founded in 1980 by Janelle Reiring and Helene Winer. It was located in SoHo until 1995 when it was among the first wave of galleries to move to Chelsea. The gallery’s inaugural exhibitions featured artists such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, James Welling, Richard Prince, and Walter Robinson—artists who would later be identified by critics and historians as Pictures artists.

Many of them were prominently included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2009 exhibition "The Pictures Generation.” Later, the gallery presented the first New York exhibitions of Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Gary Simmons, John Miller, and Tony Oursler, all of whom elaborated ideas proposed by the California conceptual artists with whom they had studied at CalArts.

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