Ben Brown began his career at Sotheby's, where he spent 10 years in the Contemporary Art department, reaching the level of director. During his time there he pioneered the now well-respected Italian Sale, and his particular interest in the subject led Brown to concentrate on this little-represented field in London. Following Sotheby's and prior to opening Ben Brown Fine Arts, Brown spent two years as co-managing director at Waddington Galleries.
BEN BROWN FINE ARTS
Ben Brown Fine Arts opened its first location on Cork Street in the heart of Mayfair in 2004. The gallery has prominently positioned itself on the contemporary art scene with the sole UK representation of artists such as Ron Arad, Tony Bevan, Candida Höfer, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Gavin Turk, Not Vital and Heinz Mack. Also renowned for its strong expertise in 20th Century Italian Art, the gallery has been exhibiting the work of Lucio Fontana and Alighiero Boetti, amongst others, since its inception. In 2008 Ben Brown Fine Arts opened a new exhibition space on Brook's Mews, also in Mayfair, designed by architect Alexander Maybank. The office and viewing room is conveniently located across from the gallery space.
In 2009 the gallery took the first step in an international expansion with the opening of an exhibition space in Hong Kong under the label of Ben Brown Fine Arts. Designed by Andre Fu, Brown's Hong Kong space was the first London gallery to open in the Pedder Building, offering a programme of western and international art exhibitions tailored to the Asian market. Since its inception the Hong Kong gallery has hosted exhibitions of gallery artists Ron Arad, Miquel Barceló, Candida Höfer, Vik Muniz, Heinz Mack and Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne as well as presenting exhibitions of important modern artists, most notably Pablo Picasso and Alighiero Boetti
Ron Arad, Jean Michel Basquiat, Tony Bevan, Alighiero Boetti, Dokoupil, Caio Fonseca, Lucio Fontana, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Candida Höfer, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Les Lalanne, Sol Lewitt, Martin Mull, Vik Muniz, Heribert C.Ottersbach, Mimmo Rotella, Thomas Ruff, Matthias Schaller, Clare Shenstone, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Donald Sultan, Tseng Kwong Chi, Andy Warhol,