Maxwell Graham / Essex Street Gallery
Maxwell Graham Gallery was founded in 2011 in New York City's Lower East Side by Maxwell Graham, who was previously a director at Marlborough Gallery.
A distinctive feature of the gallery lies in its position, located in a renovated firehouse in the bustling Lower East Side of New York City. The gallery's premises are remarkable, showcasing high ceilings, original brick walls, and industrial design elements that offer an exceptional setting for exhibiting contemporary artworks.
One of the gallery's most notable exhibitions was a retrospective of the late artist Roy DeCarava, which was organized in collaboration with the DeCarava Estate. The exhibition showcased the artist's iconic black and white photographs of Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as lesser-known color photographs from his later career. The exhibition received critical acclaim and helped to cement DeCarava's place in the art historical canon.