25th Anniversary Show 1985-2010
November 20, 2010 - January 6, 2011
Camille Rose Garcia
Simmons & Burke
“My dual interests in art history and contemporary art has always guided my curatorial efforts. The idea of presenting artwork that is personally intriguing as well as challenging for the public has kept the gallery moving forward for a quarter century, and will continue for a long time to come. Los Angeles has grown enormously during this time and so has the Michael Kohn Gallery.” --Michael Kohn
The Michael Kohn Gallery will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an important show of artists chosen from exhibitions over the last quarter century. Established in August of 1985, the Michael Kohn Gallery began its history with a show entitled New York’s Finest. This inaugural show brought to the West Coast a New York artistic sensibility that was inspired by Kohn’s years in Manhattan. Kohn returned to his native Los Angeles after five years in New York where he earned a Master’s Degree in Art History from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, and was U.S. editor of Flash Art magazine, Art & Auction contemporary art reporter and free-lance contemporary art critic.