Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Kayne Griffin Corcoran is a contemporary art gallery based in Los Angeles, formed by partners Maggie Kayne, Bill Griffin, and James Corcoran.

 

Informed by the philosophies of three generations, Kayne Griffin Corcoran embraces characteristics unique to Los Angeles in its program, physical space, and approach to both art history and the broader culture.

 

Under the creative leadership of Kayne and the primary and secondary-market expertise of Griffin and Corcoran, the contemporary art gallery champions aesthetics, theories, and practices that have defined the Southern California art scene from the postwar era to the present, while also striving to introduce the city and region to progressive ideas from around the globe.

 

Kayne Griffin Corcoran’s partners pursue this mission as both contemporary art gallerists and contemporary art dealers. They represent internationally significant artists such as James Turrell, Mary Corse, and David Lynch, as well as substantive mid-career and emerging practitioners such as Mark Handforth, Liza Ryan, and Rosha Yaghmai. The gallery’s secondary-market scope ranges from Los Angeles icons Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, and John McCracken to renowned international artists Jiro Takamatsu, Tomoharu Murakami, Bridget Riley, and Yves Klein.

 

Contemporary art gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran supports and promotes these contemporary artists through more than just on-site exhibitions and private dealing. It also oversees domestic and international commissions; manages major site-specific projects; advises collectors; publishes artists’ books, monographs, and exhibition catalogues; and participates in both stateside and global art fairs, including Frieze London and New York, The Armory Show, NADA Miami Beach and New York, Independent New York, MiArt, and Artissima.

 

The gallery also regularly produces exhibitions in conjunction with leading independent and institutional curators. Past collaborators include MOMA PS1 founder Alanna Heiss, Broad MSU director Marc-Olivier Wahler, Drawing Center Executive Director Brett Littman, The Modern Institute, Douglas Fogle, Hanneke Skerath, Kristina Kite, and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer.

 

Works by the gallery’s artists reside in prestigious permanent and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Menil Collection, Houston; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Tate, London; the Panza Collection, Varese, Italy; and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.

 

Kayne Griffin Corcoran artists have been featured in major art-industry, journalistic, and lifestyle publications throughout their careers, ranging from ARTFORUM, Art in America, and Frieze to The New Yorker, The New York Times, T Magazine, and The Guardian to Purple, W Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Located at 1201 South La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, the contemporary art gallery was remodeled from the ground up by Standard Architecture and James Turrell. What was once a 1940s automotive-repair shop now houses over 9,500 square feet of interior gallery space, a nearly 5,100 square foot courtyard, and the Turrell Skyspace La Brea Sky—the only publicly viewable Skyspace in metropolitan Los Angeles.

 

Kayne Griffin Corcoran’s partners believe that, in an increasingly market-oriented art world, such a holistic approach is necessary to ensure that challenging, impactful contemporary art continues to receive the exposure and patronage it deserves.