Prompted by his continuing ambition to ‘paper the world in original art’, Alan Cristea opened his eponymous gallery in 1995. The gallery is the primary representative for a number of renowned contemporary artists, artists’ estates and emerging artists, and is one of the world’s leading publishers of original contemporary prints and editions. Having expanded considerably over the past 21 years, in October 2016 the gallery moved to new, larger, bespoke premises, better suited to the representation of the gallery’s growing roster of celebrated and international artists.
The Alan Cristea Gallery is entirely artist-led and is dedicated to assisting artists in bringing new bodies of work to fruition, including editions, works on paper, paintings, sculpture or installations, which are presented in a continuous program of public exhibitions, events and art fairs. Alongside this, the gallery also draws on Alan’s 50 years of experience in the art world to provide unrivaled access to the best examples of original prints by the modern masters of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Naum Gabo, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney and Andy Warhol.
The gallery continues to extend the legacy of some of art history’s most important figures through its work with the Estates of Josef Albers, Patrick Caulfield, Naum Gabo, Richard Hamilton and Tom Wesselmann. Exhibitions 2018 include Maire Harnett, Christiane Baumgartner, Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra and Julian Opie.
The gallery is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association and Alan Cristea is treasurer of the Society of London Art Dealers.