Join The Friends of Artists Space

We invite you to consider becoming a Friend of Artists Space. One of these sums, small for major institutions, will make a world of difference to us and to the world for which we make a difference.


Since 1972, Artists Space has served as a platform for the most vital artistic dialogue to develop and to be brought to the public. Whether looking back at our early years, when Artists Space was the institutional birthplace of Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Louise Lawler and Adrian Piper – setting the terms for the art of their generation – or today, as we continue to identify the most important voices in contemporary art, such as Danh Vo, Hilary Lloyd,
Duncan Campbell, or Bernadette Corporation, and give attention to previously marginalized artists, such as Charlotte Posenenske, Zilia Sánchez and Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Artists Space provides a unique framework for the most significant and internationally influential discussions in contemporary art.

We believe in the importance of placing artists at the center of
all our programming decisions and continue to commission new groundbreaking works, and our program at our second venue Artists Space Books & Talks critically reflects our times by inspiring conversations that innovate.

Equally, Artists Space has never developed a traditional patron program; instead we are turning only to those who truly value the work of a visionary contemporary arts organization to ensure that together we have the means to continue to inspire.

In 2010, Artists Space launched its 'Friends of Artists Space' program, with contributions starting at $2,500 (respectively $5,000, $10,000, $20,000) annually and a desired long-term commitment of at least three years. The 'Friends of Artists Space' funds exclusively support our programming – artists’ work and their exhibitions here at Artists Space - this is the most direct investment in artists and their production. Friends are invited as our guests to the Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner. No ticket sales, just a feast to say: “Thanks for supporting our work, as it is this alone that matters!”

Friends of Artists Space

Hauser & Wirth
Matthew Marks
Ronnie Sassoon &
James Crump

Carolyn Alexander
Nayla Audi
Cecily Brown
David Cayre
Jack C. Cayre
Igor DaCosta
Thomas Dozol &
Michael Stipe
Lonti Ebers
Allison & Warren Kanders
Jill & Peter Kraus
David Kordansky Gallery
Margaret Lee
Mendes Wood DM
Philippa Polskin
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Steven Schindler
Diana Wege
Christine Wentz
David Zwirner

Pedro Barbosa &
Patricia Moraes
Paul Bernstein &
Dr. Alfred P. Gillio
Galerie Gisela Capitain
Chantal Crousel &
Niklas Svennung
Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg
Jeanne Hardy
Alice & Paul Judelson
Galerie Lelong
Joshua Mack
Suzanne Modica and
Ashley Carr
John Morace &
Tom Kennedy
Barbara & Howard Morse
Real Fine Arts
Esther Schipper
Rob Teeters &
Bruce Sherman
Christen & Derek Wilson

Miguel Abreu
Tauba Auerbach
Brooke Alexander
Simone Battisti
Blum & Poe
Gavin Brown
Sabrina Buell
James Cahn &
Jeremiah Collatz
Eileen & Michael Cohen

Paula Cooper Gallery
Betsy & Peter Currie
Peter M. Currie
Peter Darrell &
Jane Ormerod
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg
Frederick & Diana Elghanayan
Maxwell Graham
Wade Guyton
Jane Hait &
Justin Beal
Jacob King
David Lewis
Toby Devan Lewis
Material Vodka
Fernando Mesta
& José Rojas
Sophie Morner
Maureen Paley
Yana Peel
Petzel Gallery
Laura Poitras
César & Mima Reyes
Isabel Rose
Jeffrey Rowledge
Alex Sainsbury &
Elinor Jansz
Melanie Shorin &
Greg Feldman
Cindy Sherman
Helen Warwick
Toby Webster
Begum Yasar
Alex Zachary

Fergus and Margot Henderson at
the Friends of Artists Space
Dinner, 2012.

Danh Vo and Ken Okiishi at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2011

Linda Yablonsky, Andy Stillpass, and David Kordansky
at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Robert Longo and Barbara Sukowa at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Carol Greene and Guillermo Calzadilla at the
Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Sadie Coles and Clarissa Dalrymple at the Friends
of Artists Space Dinner, 2013

Barbara Gladstone at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2012

Wolfgang Tillmans honoring Julie Ault, 2010

Ric Ocasek, Alan Vega, and Liz Lamere at the Friends of
Artists Space Dinner, 2012

Julie Ault honored at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2010

Michael Clark performing at the Friends of Artists Space Dinner, 2010

Super Friends
of Artists Space

Shane Akeroyd
Julie Ault
Galerie Buchholz
Eleanor Cayre
Virginia Cowles Schroth
Gladstone Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Greene Naftali
Lévy Gorvy Gallery
Lisson Gallery
Lawrence Luhring
LUMA Foundation
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Allan Schwartzman
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Danh Vo
Helene Winer

Andrew Black
Jonathan Caplan &
Angus Cook
David Joselit &
Steven Incontro
Michael Ringier
Andy Stillpass
Thea Westreich Wagner &
Ethan Wagner

Christopher Williams at The Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2014

Performance by XXX Macarena (Jutta Koether & John Miller) at The Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2014

Kim Gordon, Emily Sundblad, and Louise Lawler at The Annual Friends of Artists Space Dinner 2014

Past Artists Space honorees include: artist Adrian Piper (2017); independent publisher Semiotext(e) (2016); artist Nan Goldin (2015); artist Christopher Williams (2014); art historian, activist & curator Douglas Crimp (2013); artist & musician Alan Vega (2012); filmmaker, choreographer & artist Yvonne Rainer (2011); and art historian & co-founder of Group Material, Julie Ault (2010).

Mark Morrisroe, Untitled (Nan Goldin), 1980
Courtesy Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection)
Foto Museum Winterthur