New York’s dealers are showing better art than most museums.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I was in New York last week mostly for gallery visits and an interview for a book I’m writing on the dealer Allan Stone. Allan (1932–2006) was a dealer extraordinaire who discovered Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Estes, John Chamberlain, and many other struggling, striving young artists. He also represented Willem de Kooning and Joseph Cornell. His impact as a tastemaker was big, too, since he worked with so many collectors.

Allan was a visionary and a connoisseur with an eye for quality and innovation like no other. Art dealers are the unrecognized drivers of the art world. They stand with art


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