GAVIN BROWN in the art documentary film, The Price of Everything
Avant-garde artist and dealer, Brown entered the New York art scene in the early 1990s with Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. He launched artist Elizabeth Peyton, organizing her first solo show at the Chelsea Hotel before opening his SoHo gallery space in 1994. Always ahead of the curve, Brown moved to Chelsea in 1997, pre-empting the wave of galleries moving there. Today, in addition to their Chinatown space, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is headquartered out of a 19th-century building in Harlem. Thanks to Brown’s charismatic personality and vision, the gallery attracts a mix of downtown club kids, A-list celebrities, top collectors and a stellar roster of artists including Urs Fischer, Alex Katz, Bjarne Melgaard and Rirkrit Tiravanija, to name a few.