The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

Allan Stone; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, c. 1975. Images courtesy of the Allan Stone Collection


Founded in 1960 by art dealer Allan Stone (1932–2006), the New York gallery known today as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Celebrated for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Gallery was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, the New York dealer for Wayne Thiebaud for over forty years, and showed the works of Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Stone also promoted and collected the work of a younger generation of artists whose aesthetic tendencies were in conversation with the historical holdings in his collection. In addition to modern masterworks and contemporary art, Allan Stone also collected and exhibited international folk art, Americana and important decorative arts and industrial design.

Domenick Turturro 1936–2002

Domenick Turturro is known for his all-over patterned paintings. While the application is gestural, there is usually a shape or form particular to each work. Sometimes the shapes are fan or flower-like, and may even reference printed patterns. Using a varied color palette, Turturro experiments with the figure and ground by creating fields of wild yet controlled arrangements. The boundary between foreground and background is often blurred due to the balanced treatment of negative and positive forms. Thus a "push-pull" effect is created giving the work a dynamic quality not unlike the works of Mark Tobey or Jackson Pollock.

Turturro was born in New York in 1936. He attended Cooper Union and Pratt Institute in New York. His work is in several notable collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Witherspoon Museum, North Carolina, and Greenville County Museum, South Carolina.

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