Hollis Taggart was founded in 1979
Hollis Taggart was founded in 1979, with a mission to present museum-quality works of art, maintain a program motivated by scholarship, and offer personalized support in all aspects of art collecting. For over 40 years, the gallery has offered significant works of American art, showcasing its trajectory from the Hudson River School to the American Modernism and Post-War and Contemporary movements through countless critically acclaimed shows developed in collaboration with the foremost leaders in the field. Hollis Taggart has also worked with more than thirty museums and institutions to produce scholarly catalogues.
In addition, Hollis Taggart has sponsored four catalogue raisonné projects. The first was the two-volume catalogue raisonné of Pennsylvania Impressionist Daniel Garber, which was published in 2006 and includes over 1,500 entries. In 2000, the gallery launched the Frederick Carl Frieseke catalogue raisonné, which is currently being compiled by the artist's grandson. In 2018, the gallery published the catalogue raisonné of Surrealist artist Kay Sage, in partnership with Mark Kelman and Sage scholar Stephen Robeson Miller. Most recently the gallery has undertaken the compilation of the online catalogue raisonné of Abstract Expressionist painter Michael Corinne West.
In the summer of 2015, Hollis Taggart opened its first space in Chelsea, moving from the Upper East Side where it had been operating since its inception. In fall 2018, Hollis Taggart moved to the street-level space at 521 W. 26th Street and opened a private viewing and storage annex across the street, fully consolidating its operations in Chelsea. Together, the spaces provide Hollis Taggart with nearly 4,000-square-feet to host exhibitions and engage clients with select works of art in its inventory, while improving ease of access between its locations. In addition to its flagship location in Chelsea, the gallery also operates a space in Southport, Connecticut.
In 2019, the gallery announced the formal expansion of its primary market business, increasing its focus on the presentation of contemporary work. Today, the gallery's program encompasses contemporary practitioners, as a vital component to art historical discourse. It also continues to show significant works of historic American art, with a particular focus on the Post-War era. These two intersecting threads offer Hollis Taggart's audiences and clients a dynamic and diverse set of offerings. As the gallery looks to the future, fostering scholarship and dialogue on American art through time remains core to its work with artists, scholars, and curators.
The gallery also continues to advise private collectors, corporations, and museums on acquisitions and assists its clients in the development of their personal collections. Hollis Taggart welcomes all inquiries from collectors who may wish to sell or consign works of art or estates. The gallery can also provide appraisal services.