Robert Mnuchin, a retired banker who became an art dealer, reflects on his career as an organizer of insightful and original exhibitions. In an era when galleries have expanded across the world with multiple venues and large sales teams, Mnuchin remains a committed individual dealer advising and supporting clients in their acquisitions. Mnuchin’s unabated passion and a record of groundbreaking shows that gather works rarely seen together by a single artist—some lent by leading museums and collectors—has won him the confidence of the world’s best-known collectors.
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Founder of Mnuchin Gallery
For two decades, Robert Mnuchin has organized critically acclaimed shows that examine key moments within an artist’s oeuvre, often shedding light on under-investigated bodies of work by the leading figures in twentieth-century art. In addition to mounting exhibitions and publishing scholarly catalogues, he advises some of the country’s most prominent private collections. He is an expert in works by Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jeff Koons, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol, among others.
Before beginning an art dealer, Robert Mnuchin honed his connoisseurship as a collector during his thirty years at Goldman Sachs, where he was the partner in charge of equity trading and a member of the management committee. Upon retiring from the financial sector, he opened his gallery in the historic five-story townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side where it remains today. Following successful partnerships with James Corcoran (C&M Arts) and Dominique Lévy (L&M Arts), Mnuchin renamed the gallery Mnuchin Gallery in January 2013.
President and Editorial Director, Art Media
Marion Maneker is president and editorial director of Art Media, the Penske Media Corporation division that includes ARTnews, Art in America, and Art Market Monitor. Maneker has covered the art market for more than 20 years at New York magazine, the New York Times, and the New York Sun, and then through Art Market Monitor, which he founded in 2008.