Invigilator Research Network

A LIST OF FAMOUS ARTISTS WHO WERE GALLERY ASSISTANTS

 

Vincent van Gogh - clerk - Goupil & Cie

Jackson Pollock - framer, visitor counter - The Museum of Non-Objective Painting (later the Guggenheim)

Nigel Henderson - assistant picture restorer - National Gallery

Henry Mundy - gallery assistant - AIA Gallery

Larry Rivers - delivery man - ‘an art supply shop’

Alex Katz - carver - ‘a frame shop’

Sol LeWitt - night desk - MoMA

Claes Oldenburg - library assistant - Cooper Union

John Button - front desk - MoMA

Gillian Ayres - gallery assistant - AIA Gallery

Richard Anuszkiewicz - model restorer - MET, New York

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt - department for exhibitions - Academy of Arts East Berlin

Joan Jonas - assistant to Richard Bellamy - Green Gallery

Richard Tuttle - assistant to Betty Parsons - Betty Parsons Gallery

Stephen Willats - gallery assistant - Drian Galleries

Ib Benoh - assistant to Betty Parsons - Betty Parsons Gallery

Harvey Tulcensky - art handler - MoMA

Louise Lawler - administrative assistant - Metro Pictures 

Cindy Sherman - bookkeeper - Hallwalls 

                          - receptionist - Artists Space

Jeff Koons - ticket seller, membership desk - MoMA

Christopher D'Arcangelo - technician and cleaner - John Webber Gallery

Mark Flood - museum assistant - Menil Collection

Keith Haring - gallery assistant - Tony Shafrazi Gallery

Jack Pierson - gallery assistant - Pat Hearn Gallery

Adam Fuss - waiter at previews - MoMA

Cary Leibowitz (Candy Ass) - print specialist - Christie’s

Damien Hurst - technician - Anthony d’Offay Gallery

Andrea Zittel - gallery assistant - Pat Hearn Gallery

Alec Soth - darkroom technician - Minneapolis Institute of Art 

Oscar Murillo - installer - ‘small local galleries in East London’

Khadija Saye - intern - PEER

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