Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers

London, Berlin and LA-based gallerists working with 60 artists and estates

Next year will mark 20 years since Sprüth and Magers conjoined
 their considerable gallery-directing forces, during which time they’ve expanded, ever-classily, from Cologne to Munich, Berlin, London and Los Angeles. And despite a temporary glitch in London – the Mayfair space shuttered for a year – their drive remains undimmed, never toppling into reckless growth for the sake of it. The artist list, built around a core of steadfast blue-chippers, is an evolving balance of stars and next-gen ones, from Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger to Kraftwerk, Jon Rafman to Analia Saban. A show like Power 
in Los Angeles, this spring’s survey of African-American women artists, did the work that museums hesitate to. And the London space has just reopened, renovated and now occupying the entire Georgian townhouse.