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 the work of a younger generation of artists that were in conversation with other artists in his collection, working in the mediums of assemblage, collage and new modes of abstraction. 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.

Jerry McLaughlin 1925–2002

Jerry McLaughlin’s paintings lie somewhere between abstraction and realism, and are densely packed with various objects that at first seem recognizable, but upon closer inspection have no actual footing in reality. Organic and machine-made objects commingle in a cacophonous world that is insistent in its energy.

Jerry McLaughlin was born in Sacramento, California in 1925. He graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in California (now CalArts) in 1951. In addition to painting, he was an art director at an advertising agency in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. His work is represented in collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. McLaughlin died in 2002 at the age of 76.

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