These Local Galleries Are A Must-Visit for Art Collectors

By Christine Benedetti | January 19, 2021 | culture

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Marianne Boesky Gallery brings the New York art scene to Aspen.

Aspen Art Tours (aspenarttours.com) leads people on a free art walk through some of Aspen’s more notable galleries every Thursday at 5:30PM. But for those who want to self-guide, or just simply window- shop, here are a few locales to add to the list.

CHA CHA GALLERY

Owner Charlotte Lena Souki infuses this gallery with her global charm. The Parisian has developed a relationship with graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash, and Cha Cha exclusively sells his bright, playful and sometimes neon works in its pedestrian mall location. This year, look for a special exhibition of Salvador Dalí and the groundbreaking work of Mr. Brainwash. 426 E. Hyman Ave., chachagallery.com

GALERIE MAXIMILLIAN

For over 20 years, owner Albert Sanford and his team have been selling world-class art in an intimate setting. Reselling contemporary and modern artists from the U.S. and Great Britain, the gallery specializes in the unique collections it curates, like Yinka Shonibare and David Hockney. 602 E. Cooper Ave., galeriemax.com

HARVEY PRESTON GALLERY

Ceramics and sculpture take the spotlight at this gallery run by Sam Harvey. A new exhibition opens every month, often marked with a reception, representing artists from both the valley and the world. Harvey is also an artist and teacher himself, having taught classes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. 517 E. Hopkins Ave., harveypreston.com

MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY

New York gallerist Marianne Boesky opened this Aspen outpost in 2017, just two blocks from the new Aspen Art Museum. Featuring contemporary artists, it’s already seen works by the Haas Brothers, Frank Stella and John Houck. 100 S. Spring St., marianneboeskygallery.com

SKYE GALLERY

With an original emphasis on representing female artists—the whole gallery staff and its owner, Skye Weinglass, are women— Skye Gallery has become a buzzed-about space in a town that’s arguably brim-full of galleries. Through speaker events, mini- concerts and exhibition openings, Skye Gallery is an energetic corner spot that offers the community much more than art. 535 E. Cooper Ave., skyegalleryaspen.com



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Photography by: COURTESY OF BOESKY GALLERY