Cheim & Read


547 West 25 Street
New York NY 10001


+1 (212) 242-7727

Open by appointment

John Cheim


Howard Read


Rebeca Toscano

West 23 Street

Louise Bourgeois: Spider, 1996, at Cheim & Read, West 23 Street, New York. February 14 - April 13, 1997.

Founded in 1997 by John Cheim and Howard Read, Cheim & Read is a contemporary art gallery in New York that presents both recent and historically significant artworks in museum-quality exhibitions. We work directly with some of the world's most important artists, foundations, and estates, including Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Ron Gorchov, Matthew Wong, and Sean Scully.

West 25 Street

Cheim & Read at 547 West 25 Street, New York.

Cheim & Read first opened with an exhibition of Louise Bourgeois and Jenny Holzer in February 1997 in Chelsea on West 23rd Street. In 2001, we moved to a new gallery at 547 West 25th Street, designed by Richard Gluckman, where we mounted monographic exhibitions of Matthew Wong (2021), Lynda Benglis (2020), Joan Mitchell (2018), Sean Scully (2017), and Al Held (2016), among others. These exhibitions were complemented by a generous independent publication program that created over 90 exhibition catalogues. In the fall of 2019, we opened at 23 East 67th Street on the Upper East Side, designed by Toshihiro Oki, with an exhibition of historical paintings by Ron Gorchov (2019).

East 67 Street

Ron Gorchov: At the Cusp of the '80s, Paintings 1979–1983 at Cheim & Read, East 67th Street, New York. September 26 - November 16, 2019.

In addition, we deal in private sales of art on the secondary market. This work is informed by decades of connoisseurship and an extensive archive built from working directly with Joan Mitchell, Al Held, Alice Neel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol. We have also exhibited and placed historically significant works by Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Chaim Soutine, and Cy Twombly.


Joan Mitchell: Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953 - 1962, at Cheim & Read, West 25 Street, New York, September 6 - November 3, 2018.

Cheim & Read facilitates museum exhibitions, special projects, and commissions of large-scale, site-specific sculpture for both public and private collections. We participated in select international art fairs, including Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, and are a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.


As Cheim & Read winds down its operations, we will be offering works privately through the spring. Thereafter, Bueno & Co will continue these efforts in the promotion and placement of a specialized group of artists from the gallery's program.The gallery currently remains open by appointment at 547 West 25 Street. 

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