New York City is an international center of commerce, art, and culture, and it’s the perfect place to squirm when you’re thinking of investing in an original piece of art. With its history of being the ‘city that never sleeps’ and with plenty of stimuli for big-name artists, it’s no wonder New York City has over 100 galleries, all within walking distance of the many luxury hotels from downtown New York. Whether you’re looking for an image by Le Corbusier, Sharon Core, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, or Annie Leibovitz, New York City has an art gallery that will satisfy even the most discriminating buyer.
Adam Baumgold Gallery – Established in 1986 at 60 East 66th Street, the Adam Baumgold Gallery exhibits and treats the works of contemporary and 20th-century artists. Although the gallery exhibits many artists from this period, including Picasso, Murray, and Warhol, a quick trip to the gallery from any of New York’s central hotels will also impress you with its large collection of Saul Steinberg artwork. The artist is famous for his work in The New Yorker; his most famous cover is “View of the World” on the March 29, 1976 issue.
Gerald Peters Gallery – If you’re looking for an original piece of art that embodies the spirit of the American West, the Santa Fe Art Colony, or American Modernists, head to the Gerald Peters Gallery, at 24 East 78th Street. Once you step away from the opulence of central New York hotels and into the gallery space, you’ll see how some classic Western art could fit into your home to deliver rustic charm with a traditional flavor. Look for American cowboy art by artists like Alfred J. Miller, Frederic Remington, and WR Leigh.
Robert Mann Gallery – If your taste for art runs to the more iconic images that are often captured in photographs, then you should have the front desk staff at downtown New York hotels point you in the direction of the building that houses the gallery. Robert Mann Gallery. Gallery, located on the 10th floor at 210 Eleventh Avenue. In the past, they have exhibited and sold works by Ansel Adams, Henry Wessel, Walker Evans, and David Vestal. And, if you’re short on time while shopping in New York City, call the gallery and schedule a private appointment outside of normal business hours.
Lehmann Maupin – With two locations (at 540 West 26 Street and 201 Chrystie Street), a branch is easy to get to from your choice of downtown New York luxury hotels. These galleries are known for promoting the works of international contemporary artists while supporting emerging talent from around the world. If you’re looking for something current and occasionally controversial, head to the Lehmann Maupin Galleries.