N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.; F at 57th St.
This venue is closed.
The name has changed, but the owners (Ronald Greenberg and John Van Doren) and vision remain the same: contemporary and modern masters (think Warhol, de Kooning, Rauschenberg), with a few surprises. This posh gallery—tucked away in the same Fifth Avenue building as Playboy Magazine—is best known for showing established contemporary artists like conceptual painter Jennifer Bartlett. But thanks to the influence of Greenberg's daughter, Jeanne, and gallery director Dorsey Waxter, Greenberg Van Doren also shows work by emerging artists, like painter Cameron Martin and photographer Katy Grannan. Besides the usual solo and curated group exhibitions, the gallery offers an annual treat: A special show of historical works by artists in inventory including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline and others. The gallery space—featuring a beautiful extended skylight—was designed by internationally renowned architect Rafael Vinoly in 1999.