Los Angeles

2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90034

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T 310-836-2062

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am-6pm

Blum & Poe Los Angeles is closed Thursday, November 25 through Saturday, November 27 for Native American Heritage Day.

New York

19 East 66th Street
New York, New York 10065

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T 212-249-2249

Temporarily closed until
further notice

Tokyo

Harajuku Jingu-no-mori 5F
1-14-34 Jingumae
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

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T +81-3-3475-1631

Tuesday–Saturday, 12-6pm

For general inquiries: info@blumandpoe.com
For press inquiries: press@blumandpoe.com

Blum & Poe Los Angeles and Tokyo are open by appointment, and walk-ins are welcome. For details on entry requirements, please click the link below.

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Jeff Poe and Tim Blum at the first Blum & Poe space in 1996, photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com
Blum & Poe was founded by Tim Blum and Jeff Poe in Santa Monica in September of 1994 as a space to show local and international contemporary art in all media. Blum’s extensive experience in the Japanese art world combined with Poe’s keen knowledge of emerging artists in Los Angeles resulted in an international program of influential artists. Throughout a twenty-seven-year history, Blum & Poe has shaped the trajectory of contemporary art by championing artists at all stages of their careers—cultivating the lineages that run between emerging and established practices, and working with artist estates to generate new discourse surrounding historical work. Currently, Blum & Poe represents forty-eight artists and eight estates from sixteen countries worldwide.

In 2003 the gallery moved to a larger space in Culver City, and in 2009 Blum & Poe purchased and renovated its current 22,000 square foot complex on La Cienega Boulevard. In this location the gallery has since staged museum-caliber surveys, examining the historical work of such movements as the Japanese Mono-ha school (2012); the Korean Dansaekhwa monochrome painters (2014); the European postwar movement CoBrA (2015); Japanese art of 1980s and '90s (2019); a rereading of Brazilian Modernism (2019); and a revisionist take on the 1959 MoMA exhibition, New Images of Man (2020). To produce these exhibitions, Blum & Poe has worked with celebrated curators such as Alison M. Gingeras, Sofia Gotti, Joan Kee, and Mika Yoshitake.

In 2014, Blum & Poe opened galleries in New York and Tokyo to focus on intimately scaled projects in new contexts. These expansions tie into the gallery’s wide-reaching program that includes exhibitions, lectures, performance series, screenings, and an annual art book fair at its base in Los Angeles. Blum & Poe’s publishing division democratically circulates its program through original scholarship and accessible media ranging from academic monographs, audio series, magazines, to artists’ books. In 2020, the gallery launched Blum & Poe Broadcasts, an online platform showcasing artists’ projects in conjunction with physical installations or as stand alone digital endeavors.

Across the three global locations, Blum & Poe prioritizes environmental and community stewardship in all operations. In 2015, Blum & Poe was certified as an Arts:Earth Partnership (AEP) green art gallery in Los Angeles and consequently became one of the first green certified galleries in the United States. The gallery is also a member of the Gallery Climate Coalition, which works to facilitate a more sustainable commercial art world and reduce the industry’s collective carbon footprint. Blum & Poe is committed to fostering inclusive and equitable communities both in their physical and online spaces and believes that everybody should have equal access to creating and engaging with contemporary art.
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Sales and Artist Liaison

Felicia Chen

Director, Asia

Alix Frey

Director, New York

Marie Imai

Director, Tokyo

Patty Nam

Director and Executive Liaison to Tim Blum, Los Angeles

Ashley Rawlings

Director, Europe

Isha Welsh

Director, Los Angeles

Jessica Witkin

Director, Los Angeles

Tatsuya Yamasaki

Director, Tokyo

Sage Malecki

Sales Assistant, Los Angeles

Finance and Administration

Amy Garofano

Director of Finance, Los Angeles

Karisa Morante

Managing Director, Los Angeles

Mayra Vera

Senior Accountant, Los Angeles

Rebekah Allen

Human Resources Coordinator, Los Angeles

Khidhr Edwards

Staff Accountant, Los Angeles

Carrie Lowe

Finance Coordinator, Los Angeles

Kelsey Malone

Administrator, New York

Kenji Ono

Administrator, Tokyo

Allegra Sussman

Administrator, Los Angeles

Communications and Public Relations

Nicoletta Beyer

Communications and Editorial Director, Los Angeles

Naz Cuguoğlu

Communications and Media Editor, Los Angeles

Renee Little

Content Coordinator, Los Angeles

Patricia Liu

Special Projects Coordinator, Los Angeles

Jennifer-June Strawn

Robert Colescott Estate Archivist, Los Angeles

Audrey Warne

Archivist and Research Assistant, Los Angeles

Operations and Exhibitions

Paul Forney

Director of Operations, Los Angeles

Sarah Guarino

Director of Logistics, Los Angeles

Andrea Tzvetkov

Registrar, Los Angeles

Ryoko Osada

Registrar, Tokyo

Jenalee Harmon

Photography Coordinator, Los Angeles

Anthony Koerner

Head Preparator, Los Angeles

Yusuke Nishimura

Preparator, Tokyo

Philippe de Sablet

Head Preparator, New York

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Blum & Poe Los Angeles and Tokyo are open by appointment, and walk-ins are welcome. Make a reservation here.