Eden Gallery’s New Vision For Luxury Contemporary Art
Contemporary art distinguishes itself from other genres by representing the art of the era we currently live in. Contemporary artists are diverse; represented globally with a variety of styles inspired by everything from ubiquitous cartoons to abstract graffiti. Eden Gallery stands out as one of the world’s premier galleries; representative of a new kind of contemporary art that is utterly unique.
Since its inception in 1997 by Cathia Klimovsky, Eden Gallery has been committed to shining a spotlight on original contemporary art that is congruous with an optimistic and colorful view of life. Stepping into any of their flagship locations, it is clear that Eden’s family of diverse artists has at least one thing in common: a love of color.
Indeed, to spend time in any of Eden’s galleries is akin to being in a candy store of luminous color. There are currently six gallery locations worldwide: two in New York City, on Madison Avenue and SoHo, Aspen, Miami, London, and Mykonos.
The four-story SoHo gallery boasts high ceilings, natural light, and a creative atmosphere that welcomes both patrons and passers-by alike. Located in one of SoHo’s rare and protected historic buildings on the corner of Broome and Greene Street, each artwork awakens the senses with vibrant explosions of color. Handpainted sculptures by Dorit Levinstein and Angelo Accardi wall art punctuate the minimalist space.
Greeting visitors at the entrance of Eden Gallery Madison Ave is David Kracov’s monumental free-standing metal sculpture aptly titled, “Gift of Life”. With a red gift-wrapped box serving as the sculpture’s base, a flurry of butterflies erupt from the top, forming a mesmerizing multicolored cloud. Setting the stage for the gallery’s overall tone and style, “Gift of Life” stands out as the type of one-of-a-kind, vibrant works of luxury art that can only be experienced in-person at an Eden Gallery location.
Housing cutting-edge contemporary art while providing insight into the rich and diverse art history of the neighborhood, Eden’s New York City gallery spaces have become urban attractions of the neighborhoods while also setting the precedent for Eden’s assortment of sister galleries.
All six of Eden’s galleries regularly exhibit artwork from over 26 distinguished artists from across the globe. Several of these artists are exclusive to Eden Gallery, including David Kracov, Angelo Accardi, and graffiti art sensation, Alec Monopoly.
One of the world’s most sought-after celebrity graffiti artists, Alec Monopoly’s work gained notoriety after the 2008 market crash. Featuring the cartoon mascot of Uncle Pennybags, as well as characters like Richie Rich and Uncle Scrooge, his work is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on contemporary capitalism and modern life.
Growing up in New York City with a classically trained painter as a mother, Alec Monopoly is a lifelong artist. Eschewing formal training for his pursuit of creating street art, he has established himself as one of the foremost artists of this genre. Alec’s unique style takes a lighthearted approach, rather than the typical grim slant of street art, differentiating him from his contemporaries and giving his art a relatable quality.
Alec Monopoly’s unconventional art appeals to the masses as bright illustrations of societal satire. Materials like newspaper clippings, spray paint, stencils, and varnish bring his vision to life, not only as street murals but on luxury items such as painted Hermès and Louis Vuitton handbags.
Alec Monopoly graffiti art can be seen in urban environments across the world, including in a dedicated art gallery in Miami’s Setai Hotel. He has also been the focus of several of Eden Gallery’s past events, including 2019’s Mykonos event, $PF Monopoly, and last month’s exhibition in Aspen, which featured custom ice sculptures and Aspen-themed paintings.
Eden Gallery’s exclusive collections focus on luxury art that is aligned with today’s high fashion brands. The galleries are situated in historic neighborhoods and streets that are synonymous with luxury shopping. In many locations, including Madison Ave and Mykonos’s Nammos Village, Eden Gallery is neighbors with stores like Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès.
While the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic crisis have seen many businesses close, Eden Gallery has continued to see success, with several of the larger galleries remaining open for the duration of 2020. In fact, with plans for expansion in 2021/2022, Eden is committed to bringing its vision to at least two other major cities: Dubai and Las Vegas.
Eden Gallery Dubai plans to open its doors in summer 2021, at The Dubai Mall, notoriously known as the largest shopping mall in the world. The Vegas location is projected to follow later at the end of the year, making its home at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
Committed to remaining at the forefront of contemporary art culture, Eden Gallery aspires to create unforgettable experiences for art lovers everywhere. With exhibitions and events designed to inspire and transform, Eden Gallery is fast establishing itself as the main player in the world of contemporary art both in the U.S. and worldwide.