• Armory 2020 Installation View_IMG_2390_Web

    Robert Koch Gallery at The Armory Show 2020 | Pier 94, Booth 618

    January 18 — January 18, 2021

    Among the earliest photographic images were photograms, cameraless photographs made by placing objects directly on the surface of a light-sensitized paper and exposing it to light.  In the early 20th century artists inspired by abstraction began exploring new ideas using photograms to create images that expressed a daring fresh way of seeing.  These experimental artists embraced the idea of chance and the photographic process's alchemy.

    From our gallery's inception we have specialized in the avant-garde, from works by early groundbreaking practitioners in the first part of the 20th century to the present. Our booth at the Armory Show 2020 features early works from the 1930s as well as photograms by contemporary artists who carry forth the essence of experimental.

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  • John Beasley Greene Egypt and Algeria

    Robert Koch Gallery celebrates 40 year anniversary!

    January 18 — January 18, 2021

    The Robert Koch Gallery's 2019-2020 season celebrates our 40 year anniversary with exhibitions that reflect the breadth of work the gallery has exhibited and acquired during the gallery's history. Our fall exhibition New Bauhaus in America commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the original Bauhaus school in Germany and is an example of our commitment to the avant-garde which emanated out of Europe. Italian futurism, the inceptive avant-garde movement included work by the Bragaglia brothers. The gallery currently has two exceptionally rare and significant Bragaglia photographs from 1911 and 1913 on loan to SFMOMA for their exhibition, Don't! Photography and the Art of Mistakes.

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  • New Bauhaus monograph

    Robert Koch publishes New Bauhaus in America monograph

    January 18 — January 18, 2021

    This small edition publication accompanies our current New Bauhaus in America exhibition, which is on view at the gallery through the end of November, 2019. The catalog features works included in the exhibition including works by György Kepes + László Moholy-Nagy, Arthur Siegel, M. Halberstadt, and Henry Holmes Smith with Introduction by Leland Rice.

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