Marian Goodman

Established gallerist with a roster of high-profile artists and spaces in New York, Paris and London

The American dealer opened her New York gallery in 1977, giving Marcel Broodthaers his first (posthumous) US solo show, and over the years, she’s come to work with some of the most influential artists of several generations, among them Gerhard Richter, William Kentridge, Maurizio Cattelan, Gabriel Orozco and Pierre Huyghe. With additional spaces in Paris and London (opened in 1995 and 2014 respectively), Goodman has been steadily adding to her stable, representing younger artists including Julie Mehretu, Anri Sala, Danh Vo and Nairy Baghramian. That’s the kind of commitment and vision that saw her become the first gallerist to receive the Leo Award (ICI’s annual prize for exceptional contributors to the field of contemporary art, named after legendary art dealer Leo Castelli). What next? We hear the gallery is planning to open a second space in Paris shortly with Annette Messager’s latest works, while 2017 promises its fair share of celebrations for the gallery’s 40th anniversary.