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.

Bert Long 1940–2013

Bert Long was a celebrated painter, sculptor and photographer. Born in 1940 in Houston's Fifth Ward, he had a career as a chef before dedicating himself to art in 1979. Long garnered much recognition for his style of painting and mixed media that combines folk art and surrealism to create bold, iconic works that invoke literary and art historical references. Today, his work is in the collections of several notable institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Dallas Art Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Instituto de Bachillerato, Spain, among others. He was also the recipient of the Prix de Rome Fellowship in 1990, the Bemis Foundation Residency in 1998, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1987. Long died in 2014.

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