Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art
Peter Hay Halpert is a private art dealer, available by appointment, based in New York's Chelsea art district, at 223 West 21st Street, Suite 2G.
Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art is committed to representing and exhibiting a select group of contemporary young and emerging artists working with photography and video art.
History: An art dealer, professor, author, lecturer, curator and collector, Peter Hay Halpert has authored numerous books, including several monographs on Hiroshi Sugimoto, as well as over 600 articles on photography. He has been a Contributing Editor of American Photo and a columnist for The Art Newspaper and Photograph magazine. He has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the world, and has been a professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), and at the International Center of Photography (ICP). He served on the Guggenheim Museum Photography Committee when it was first started, and work from his collection has been exhibited at numerous institutions in the U.S.
Statement: “I began my serious involvement with photography over thirty years ago, as a collector. My response as a private dealer is influenced by my experiences as a collector. The work that I am most passionate about, that I collect for myself, is the work that I want to show to others. If I can share my enthusiasm and understanding of this work with another collector then I have done a service to the artist and to the collector, and fulfilled my sense of mission.”
Exhibition Programme We represent a broad array of artists from all over the world. Over the years, we have exhibited photographs by artists from the United States, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, South Africa, Japan, & Korea. In many cases, we have given these artists their first exhibitions, or their first exhibitions in the United States. We have been responsible for launching the careers of artists as diverse as Christopher Bucklow and Ryan McGinley. Work by our artists is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the International Center of Photography; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, among many others museums.