Fodor's Expert Review Mary Boone Gallery
Based in SoHo in the late 1970s, when the area was a hot showcase for younger artists, the Mary Boone Gallery relocated to Midtown (745 5th Avenue, near 58th Street) in 1996 and then opened this additional branch in a former garage in Chelsea in 2000. The Chelsea space allows for large-scale works and dramatic installations. Over the years, Boone has shown and represented artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Ross Bleckner, and Ai Weiwei. Boone continues to show established artists such as Barbara Kruger, Pierre Bismuth, and Francesco Clemente, as well as relative newcomers such as Jacob Hashimoto and Hilary Harkness.