Hamburg Kennedy Photographs is a private art advisory service with over 30 years of expertise in the Contemporary & Photographic Arts of the 20th & 21st centuries. We are the only private salon in NYC with extensive collections exhibited in a 3000-square foot loft, located in the heart of Chelsea…[Read More]
Hamburg Kennedy Photographs is a private art advisory service with over 30 years of expertise in the Contemporary & Photographic Arts of the 20th & 21st centuries. We are the only private salon in NYC with extensive collections exhibited in a 3000-square foot loft, located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district, overlooking the High Line, at 514 West 25th Street, as well as in maintaining a space in Miami. Maintaining a broad inventory of vintage photography and contemporary works of art with particular emphasis in the Post War Period, Hamburg Kennedy Photographs provides a personal confidential service to clients worldwide with market savvy advice and guidance. We offer a highly individualized approach to advising both the novice and seasoned collector to buying blue chip and emerging painting, sculpture, works on paper and photography and with strong ideals of trust and friendship we enjoy long-term relationships with our clients.
Working from the belief that art holds a special value in our lives and in our history, we understand how to value art and our team of Specialists have in depth knowledge of the art world from a background in galleries and auction houses. Hamburg Kennedy Photographs also sees art as a prominent and strong asset class. We approach collecting and buying art from an equally qualitative and quantitative vantage point, merging the daily pleasure of living with and collecting art, with the merits of finding works that will be poised for solid future growth and long term investment.
Our strong relationships with a vast network of domestic and international artists, dealers and auction houses allow us access to highly sought after works of art. Since we do not function as a gallery representing artists per se, we offer unbiased advice based on individual clients needs and interests. We operate our business like a private art salon, and work out of an elegant loft in the Wall Street area. We are open to the public by appointment, 7 days a week.
We are strictly a buyer’s broker and not a primary gallery; we work for you – the client and not the seller. We assist in art acquisition and conduct all negotiations on your behalf saving you time and money at no additional cost.
Marla Hamburg Kennedy-Owner
Lily Fierman-Assistant Director
Christian Beis-Director of Sales
Vanessa Lopez-Assistant Registrar
AJ Hughes-Executive Assistant
Marla Hamburg Kennedy is a leading dealer, consultant, advisor and major collector of 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on contemporary painting and photography. With 30 years experience in the fields of fine art, photography, contemporary art and publishing, Ms Hamburg Kennedy was previ…[Read More]
Marla Hamburg Kennedy is a leading dealer, consultant, advisor and major collector of 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on contemporary painting and photography. With 30 years experience in the fields of fine art, photography, contemporary art and publishing, Ms Hamburg Kennedy was previously the Director of the Howard Greenberg Gallery, Vice President of the art e-commerce site Onview.com, and managing Partner of Kennedy Boesky Photographs until starting Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in 2004. Maintaining a broad inventory of vintage and contemporary work with particular emphasis on post war and contemporary photography and art, Hamburg Kennedy Photographs advises private collectors, museums and corporations, with a special emphasis on building collections over a long-term basis.
Ms Hamburg Kennedy has built important photography and art collections for such companies as Litton Industries ( Los Angeles), Bain and Company ( New York/ Los Angeles), Artisan Entertainment ( New York/ Los Angeles) among dozens of others, as well as for numerous private individuals. Ms Hamburg Kennedy was instrumental in assembling one of the last museum shows of Andy Warhol (Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy) and organizing one of his last serigraph editions, Vesuvius, with the artist
After earning degrees in Art History from Columbia University and completing graduate studies in photographic history at New York University, Ms Hamburg Kennedy has organized scores of contemporary art and photographic exhibitions (including one of the world’s largest photographic exhibitions of images of Marilyn Monroe) in New York, Japan, and Los Angeles. She has published and authored photography books, several with accompanying traveling exhibitions, which include: The Kiss: Photographic Images (Greystone 1993); The Nude/Nobuyoshi Araki (H20 Company, 1993); Wedding Days (H20 1994); Little Angels (DAP, 1996); Little Devils (DAP 1996); I Do (DAP 1997); Car Culture (Gibbs Smith, 1997); International Festival of Fashion Photography I (H20 Japan, 1999); Fashion Photography II (H20, 2001); and Twin Towers: An Elegy (Picture This Pub, 2002). Her recent book, edited with Ben Stiller, Looking at Los Angeles (Metropolis Books/DAP 2005) won much acclaim including being nominated #1 best art book on Amazon.com. Her latest book on contemporary photographic visions of New York City by some of the world’s most important contemporary artists, New York: A Photographer’s Ciy" (Rizzoli/Spring2011).
She is currently working on books on a variety of topics such as contemporary Iranian photography, the photographer Bill Owens, and the subject of lipstick to name a few.
In recent years Marla has curated a large show from her personal collection Fashion Photography from the 20th Century at the Shinsegae Department Store in Seoul South Korea. Marla is now curating a large show in Korea on the nude in photography.
As owner of Hamburg Kennedy Photographs and Picture This Publications, Marla Hamburg Kennedy directs a team of specialists who give individual attention to each client and artist alike.
Marla is a longstanding member of the National Arts Club, and she is a passionate contributor to various philanthropic campaigns and donates at least 10% of profits to causes that are important and endearing to her.
Marla is a passionate contributor to various causes for human rights,
animal rights, and a variety of philanthropic campaigns.