Exhibitor listing
  • Marilyn: Champagne and Diamonds, 2015 -
  • RED, 2016 -
  • Life is Beautiful, 2016 - Mr.  Brainwash
  • Marilyn Monroe, 2016 - Mr.  Brainwash
  • Balloons over Paris, 2016 - David Drebin
  • Panther, 2015 - Gilles Cenazandotti
  • Photographing Herself, 2016 - David Drebin

Contessa Gallery

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Exhibitor's Artists:


Ansel Adams

Also exhibited by: GALLERY M,
Richard Avedon

Hanneke Beaumont

Harry Benson

Natvar Bhavsar
Biography :
Natvar Bhavsar’s pigment paintings of lambent, voluminous color have a transcendent, pulsating effect. Bhavsar’s monumental works are created using dry, sifted pigment, released onto the canvas in patterns that parallel the movements of the artist’s body as he works. Layer upon layer of pigments are transformed into compositions that have an effect not unlike staring into a clear night sky. Born in Gujarat, India in 1934, Bhavsar moved to the US in the early 1960’s, where he became an influential member of the New York School of Colorists- he is in fact credited with easternizing the Color Field language through his use of thrown and sifted pigment. Natvar Bhavsar’s paintings are in more than 800 public and private collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; and the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts.

Cayla Birk.
Biography :
Cayla is an outstanding young artist whose creative and intelligent mind thrive on a contemporary style. She was proudly raised by a single mother who exposed her to a vast amount of culture and world experiences. Her influences come from a wide array of writers, musicians, and epistemologists. The most prominent including: Jack Kerouac, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Palahniuk, and several others. A large portion of Cayla's works merge traditional acrylic paints with other unique materials; she transcends the confines of mixed media art to create a style all her own. A signature approach of intricate designs pervade all of Birk's body of work - her instantly recognizable gestures and marks boast austere verbiage and shroud depictions.

Margaret Bourke-White

Mr. Brainwash

Mr.  Brainwash - Marilyn Monroe, 2016
Marilyn Monroe, 2016
Mr.  Brainwash - Life is Beautiful, 2016
Life is Beautiful, 2016
Also exhibited by: Gallery Valentine,
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Gilles Cenazandotti
Biography :
Gilles Cenazandotti was born in 1966, in Bastia, Corsica. He lives and works between Paris and Morsiglia, Cap Corse. Cenazandotti develops a reflection on the future of our planet and the evolution of our lifestyles that approaches science fiction, a universe necessary to the survival of man and species. His work attempts to show a complex, enigmatic nature, a technological paroxysm where man tries to imitate nature through artificial recreation.

Gilles Cenazandotti - Panther, 2015
Panther, 2015
Lynn Chadwick
Biography :
Lynn Chadwick was born in London in 1914. He trained as a draughtsman and in 1937 joined an architectural practice, designing exhibition stands for trade fairs. During the war, Chadwick served as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm. Afterwards he moved to Stroud, Gloucestershire and began constructing mobiles out of wire and balsa wood. He had his first one-man show in 1950 and in 1952 contributed sculptures to the British entry at the XXVI Venice Biennale. This was the exhibition that prompted the art critic Herbert Read to coin the phrase 'the geometry of fear' to describe the work of Chadwick and his fellow British contributors. In the early 1950s, Chadwick began to concentrate on solid, free-standing sculptures. In 1956, Chadwick won the prestigious International Sculpture Prize at the XXVIII Venice Biennale, which secured his international reputation. Chadwick was appointed CBE in 1964, and continued to exhibit widely until his death in 2003. Tate Britain held a major Chadwick exhibition later in that year.

Also exhibited by: TAYLOR | GRAHAM,
Also represented by: SPONDER GALLERY,
Chuck Close

Salvador Dalí
Biography :
Salvador Dali was one of the most important Spanish artists of the 20th century. He was a versatile artist, not limiting himself to painting. His artistic repertoire included sculpture and he is also known for his contributions to photography, film, theatre and fashion. Dali was born in Figueras, Catalonia. He studied in Madrid and Barcelona before he moved to Paris in the late 1920s where he met Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. He experimented with Cubism and Dada and progressed naturally into Surrealism and his eccentric manner, his talent for self publicity made him the world’s best known representative of the movement. Surrealism is based on the belief on the liberation of the human mind, accessing the subconscious for greater artistic creativity. Dali employed extensive symbolism in his work, letting each form and colour represent many possible meanings. One of his most famous works is ‘The Persistence of Memory’, a painting of soft watches and melting clocks, suggesting that symbolically time is relative and not determined. He repeated the image of a limp watch in many paintings and sculptures like this bronze. In 1940 he moved with Gala, his wife and muse to America only to return to Spain in 1955. He lived in Catalonia and after the death of Gala he became a recluse. The largest collection of Dalí's work is at the Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueras, Catalonia, Spain, the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Salvador Dalí Gallery in Pacific Palisades, California. His work is also represented in all major galleries in the world.

Jim Dine

Also exhibited by: Gallery Valentine,
Also represented by: Casterline|Goodman Gallery,
David Drebin

David Drebin - Balloons over Paris, 2016
Balloons over Paris, 2016
David Drebin - Photographing Herself, 2016
Photographing Herself, 2016
Jean Dubuffet

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Also represented by: GALLERY M,
Andreas Feininger

Kevin Francis Gray

Karen Gunderson

Frederick Hart

Horst P. Horst
Biography :
Photographer best known for his photographs of women and fashion taken while working for Vogue. Exhibition :
Photographer best known for his photographs of women and fashion taken while working for Vogue.

Also represented by: GALLERY M,
Jasper Johns

Jon Kuhn

Jacques Lipchitz

Aristide Maillol

Joan Miró

Brendan Murphy

Marc Quinn

Robert Rauschenberg

Auguste Rodin

James Rosenquist

Sophie Ryder

Lucas Samaras

Thomas Scoon

Daniele Sigalot
Biography :
Formerly Blue and Joy

Jack Spencer

Maria Svarbova

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Tom Wesselmann

Also exhibited by: Opera Gallery,
Edward Weston


Founded in 1999
Steve Hartman   Owner/President
Karen Tscherne   Director
Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery offers artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Contessa Gallery is driven by three main principles: passion, integrity and education. Our area of expertise encompasses pre-twentieth century, Modern and Contemporary sculpture, paintings, and works on paper. Coupled with a strong commitment to service and connoisseurship, Contessa Gallery has developed a notable local, national, and international following and a reputation for integrity and excellence.

While many galleries focus primarily upon artist representation and promotion, Contessa Gallery is collector oriented. Our mission is to assist clients in developing collections that have deep personal meaning. Contessa Gallery encourages its clients to view their collections as a legacy to be passed down through generations of family or to museums.

The gallery continues to expand its clientele and reputation through its participation in art fairs such as The Armory Show – Modern, and Art Miami. At the philanthropic level, Contessa Gallery seeks to make a difference in the community through the contribution of time, expertise, sponsorship and educational programming for museums and arts organizations.
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