German owner Anton Kern established Anton Kern Gallery in 1996 in New York. Kern arrived in New York in 1991 and began working for the Print Department at the Museum of Modern Art. After two and a half years, he departed MoMA to become director of Barbara Gladstone Gallery, where he remained until 1995. After working for Gladstone, Anton Kern decided to establish his own gallery with the aim to exhibit the work of young and emerging artists from Europe and the United States. Within its first year the gallery introduced the work of several European artists to American audiences for the first time: Lothar Hempel, John Bock, Manfred Pernice, Saul Fletcher, Monica Bonvicini, Kai Althoff and Lara Schnitger. Simultaneously, the gallery has championed the work of American artists outside the country, including Ellen Berkenblit, Brian Calvin, Anne Collier, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Shio Kusaka, Chris Martin, Dan McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, and Jonas Wood.
Artists represented by Anton Kern Gallery: Araki, Ellen Berkenblit, John Bock, Brian Calvin, Anne Collier, Nicole Eisenman, Saul Fletcher, Mark Grotjahn, Bendix Harms, Eberhard Havekost, Lothar Hempel, Richard Hughes, Sarah Jones, Shio Kusaka, Jim Lambie, Marepe, Chris Martin, Dan McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, Marcel Odenbach, Manfred Pernice, Alessandro Pessoli, Wilhelm Sasnal, Lara Schnitger, David Shrigley, Francis Upritchard, Erik van Lieshout, Andy Warhol, and Jonas Wood.
Additional artists exhibited at Anton Kern Gallery: Kai Althoff, Robert Altman, Monica Bonvicini, Mike Bouchet, Sebastian Clough, Angus Fairhurst, Fischli & Weiss, Mark Flood, Charlie Hammond, Georg Herold, Dorothy Iannone, Jörg Immendorff, Sergej Jensen, Michael Joo, Martin Kippenberger, Edward Krasinski, John Lurie, Mari-Susanne-Kollerup, Enrique Metinides, Sarah Morris, Matthew Mullican, Nils Norman, Henrik Olesen, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Don Van Vliet. Learn more on the gallery website.