About UsMARC STRAUS, a contemporary art gallery, opened in the Lower East Side of New York in 2011. The gallery is at 299 Grand Street, in a fully reconstructed three-story building that began as a tenement and in the last century has housed various retail stores consistent with a changing population.
“My roots are here” says Marc. “This is an area now with yet another life, vital to the emerging art scene. 299 is a homecoming – it's just across the street from the textile store my immigrant father had owned and where I worked from childhood until I graduated medical school.”
MARC STRAUS is a gallery that continues the tradition of its founder in identifying and fostering some of the best new international art talent. 15 artists are represented from 9 countries most of whom have not shown before in the US.
Marc Straus and his wife Livia have been collecting art since age twenty mostly focused on new and emerging artists. In 2004 the Strauses founded The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, (HVCCA) a public museum in Peekskill, New York. Marc is a Professor of Medicine and a renowned poet.
For more information please contact the gallery at email@example.com.