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.

John Kacere 1920–1999

John Kacere started his painting practice as an Abstract Expressionist but in the late 1960s, he switched his focus to almost exclusively depicting close-up, lingerie-clad butts, becoming an early proponent of Photorealism.

Kacere was born in Walker, Indiana in 1920 and received his BFA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His work is represented in the collections of the Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, the Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, among others. He died in 1999 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the age of 79.

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