Hollis Taggart Now Represents Estates of Michael Corinne West, Leon Berkowitz
The Gallery Will Host Solo Exhibitions of Each Artist’s Work in Fall 2019 At Its Primary Space in Chelsea
Hollis Taggart, a New York-based gallery that specializes in American art, has added the estates of Michael Corinne West and Leon Berkowitz to its roster. The enterprise has planned exhibitions of work by Berkowitz and West for September and November, respectively. Like some of her peers in the Abstract Expressionist movement, West took up a masculine name in the hopes of avoiding gender-based discrimination in the art world. Her paintings, which often featured large and intense brushstrokes, were exhibited alongside works by Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko, and others at the Pinacotheca Gallery in New York in 1945. She had solo shows at New York's Uptown Gallery in 1957 and Domino Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1958.