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Since its founding in London in 1946, Marlborough has grown into a continent-spanning mega-gallery representing the brightest stars of the art-world firmament. Its New York roster alone features Richard Estes, Claudio Bravo, and Dale Chihuly; the calendar, focused almost entirely on one-person shows, keeps those names in the spotlight. The space itself is set up like a well-appointed museum with acres of blond-wood floors and a general air of institutional quietude. As Manhattan's only commercial gallery with an outdoor sculpture patio, Marlborough also has a regular parade of multi-ton works by Maillol, Moore, Lipchitz and others winched up from 57th Street by a crane. Given the all-star stable, you're unlikely to make new discoveries but they do occasionally slip into the rare group exhibitions and the annual summer survey.Extra
Marlborough Graphics, housed in the same gallery, displays and publishes prints in all kinds of media, including hefty catalogues for every show. Packed with gorgeous photographic reproductions and works of new scholarship and criticism, they're collectors' items in their own right.