Fergus McCaffrey owns three art galleries in New York, Tokyo and St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies. McCaffrey’s curated collection includes works from contemporary and post-war artists hailing primarily from The United States, Europe and Japan.
Artists on display include Andy Warhol, Barry X Ball, Anna Conway, Marcia Hafif, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Tatsuo Ikeda, Kathleen Jacobs, Martha Jungwirth, Brian Maguire, Ari Marcopoulos, Ishiuchi Miyako, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Hitoshi Nomura, Richard Nonas, Sigmar Polke, Carol Rama, Sally Ross and Gary Rough. Fergus McCaffrey also represents art from the estates of Kazuo Shiraga, Fujiko Shiraga, Jiro Takamatsu, Toshio Yoshida, Birgit Jürgenssen and Sadamasa Motonaga.
The New York gallery, founded in 2006, sits right off The High Line in Chelsea in the famed Wolf Building on 26th Street, an eye-catching piece of architecture in its own right. If you’re strolling The High Line, the gallery is just a four-minute walk away. Step inside and immerse yourself in another world of unique, eye-catching exhibits amidst a stark white backdrop.
In 2014, McCaffrey expanded to support international art, opening additional galleries first in the French Caribbean and then in Tokyo. The St. Barth’s gallery represents a logical extension of McCaffrey’s prior work hosting an artists’ residency on the island from 2005 to 2008. The newer galleries solidify Fergus McCaffrey’s reputation as an international art curator and dealer, seeking to represent well-known artists and their estates as well as mid-career innovators in the areas of contemporary artwork.
In addition to its three physical locations, Fergus McCaffrey introduced FM Virtual, a 3,600-square-foot “near physical” gallery space featuring 16-foot ceilings and 24-hour natural light. FM Virtual affords artists the opportunity to move beyond the constraints of traditional art while embracing a more sustainable way to share their messages, emotions and creativity. Rather than replace traditional galleries, the online gallery concept enhances FM’s art collection and allows for unprecedented collaborations and exhibitions, transforming Fergus McCaffrey into a truly international adventure.
The contemporary and post-war art in Fergus McCaffrey’s curated collection spans the realm from sensual and organic to geometric and will fit well in nearly any style home, including contemporary, mid-century modern and transitional. Birgit Jurgennssen’s eye-catching 1973 work, Untitled, depicts a streamlined, futuristic-looking bus streaming through what looks like an airplane window. It captures both the eye and the imagination in bright blue colors and shows the tremendous impact a simple medium such as colored pencils on handmade paper can have in the right setting.
Similarly, Carol Rama’s Untitled from 1966, featuring glass eyes and ink on paper, showcases a creative use of mixed media that is sure to spark questions from guests. Ideal for collectors or those looking for a conversation piece for any room of their home, works from the Italian artist are all at once visceral, awe-inspiring and – in spite of the dark undertones that highlight the artist’s troubled past – also fun. Those looking for modern wall-hangings may be inspired by the art of Marcia Hafif. Acrylic on canvas pieces like Provenance provides an eye-catching exhibition in any room of a home, exemplifying American contemporary art from a California artist.
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