Baldwin Gallery

The Baldwin Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Aspen, Colorado established by Richard Edwards in 1994. The gallery features a variety of mainly American but also international contemporary artists and works including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and installation-based work.[1]


The gallery was founded in 1994 by Edwards along with the prominent Aspen businessman and philanthropist, Harley Baldwin.[2][3]

As stated in the New York Times obituary for Mr. Baldwin in 2005:[4]

After meeting Mr. Edwards, a lawyer and art collector, in 1994, Mr. Baldwin opened Baldwin Gallery and became an art-world player almost overnight. His vast social circle and salesmanship let him mount successful shows of work by New York artists like Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner and Carroll Dunham, and his gallery helped raise Aspen's profile as a resort with culture as well as glitter.

The gallery opened in a small space but moved in 1997 to a purpose built 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) space in the historic Brand Building in downtown Aspen. Baldwin died in 2005 but the gallery has continued under Edwards' management. In "A Report from Colorado", in Art in America (February 2007), Aspen is described as "A mountain town as rich in beauty as it is in per capita net worth, Aspen has a small but important art scene. Its main venues for contemporary art are the Aspen Art Museum and the Baldwin Gallery." In the body of the article the Baldwin Gallery is described by Art in America as "the serious" commercial gallery in town. The gallery's efforts to present world-renowned artists in the city of Aspen has been acknowledged at both international and national levels and with continuing enthusiastic support from serious art journals around the world.

Baldwin Gallery was recently included in international art magazine Modern Painters' comprehensive list of the ‘Top 500 Galleries in the World’ in a special issue for summer 2013. Baldwin Gallery is the only gallery in Colorado, and the only American gallery located in a city with a population less than 100,000 to be included.[5]

The gallery features solo and group exhibitions of the gallery artists, special projects, and the production of publications relating to the exhibition program.


Artists featured at the Baldwin Gallery have included:

Donald Baechler, Jennifer Bartlett, Ross Bleckner, Delia Brown, James Lee Byars, Sarah Charlesworth, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Greg Colson, Will Cotton, Stephen Dean, Carroll Dunham, Eric Fischl, Adam Fuss, Ewan Gibbs, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Tim Hailand, Peter Halley, Lyle Ashton Harris, Todd Hido, Craigie Horsfield, Bryan Hunt, Alex Katz, Annette Lemieux, David Levinthal, Glenn Ligon, Andrew Lord, Martin Maloney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Ryan McGinness, Marilyn Minter, Malcolm Morley, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Nevelson, Tony Oursler, Jack Pierson, Alexis Rockman, James Rosenquist, Tom Sachs, David Salle, Laurie Simmons, Mike + Doug Starn, Joseph Stashkevetch, Pat Steir, George Stoll, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, James Turrell, Bruce Weber, and Matthew Weinstein.


  1. ^ "artnet". Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  2. ^ "Harley Baldwin, 59; Led Effort to Transform Aspen". Los Angeles Times. 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  3. ^ "Blacktie-Colorado | HAVE YOU MET?". 2007-10-15. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  4. ^ Colman, David (31 January 2005). "Harley Baldwin, 59, an Entrepreneur Who Gave Aspen Cachet, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  5. ^ Painters, Modern (July 2013). "500 Best Galleries Worldwide". Modern Painters. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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