Leo Koenig Inc is proud to announce its return to Manhattan and its new space at 958 Madison Avenue, 3rd Fl., after being in Bushwick Brooklyn for 3 years as Century Pictures. Leo Koenig Inc. will continue to present exhibitions of artists and designers not represented by the gallery, offering surprising juxtapositions of eras, and modes of expression. We are now fully operational at our new location. Please revisit this page or sign onto our mailing list for upcoming virtual walk-throughs of exhibitions and presentations. The gallery is open to the public Tues.-Fri., 11-6pm.
Leo Koenig, Owner
Leo Koenig established his first gallery in 1999 when he was 21 years old. Within a few years, his gallery garnered the attention of colleagues, artists, curators and collectors. Leo Koenig Inc. initially became known for introducing a number of important European artists such as painter Jonathan Meese and the performance group Gelitin to a New York audience, while expanding the careers of American artists both in the U.S. and abroad. Koenig’s reputation grew by virtue of his insistence upon anchoring his exhibitions with museum quality publications, while assiduously linking new artists to a historical lineage. While Leo Koenig remains interested in developing artist careers, he focuses mainly on the secondary markets for contemporary art, where he is sought after as a congenial expert.
Elizabeth Balogh, Director of Operations
Elizabeth Balogh oversees all logistics, administration, research, and writing for Century Pictures. For 16 years, she has worked with Leo Koenig in various capacities. Previously, Balogh served as a director and curator for Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York City. A resident of both West and East Coasts, Balogh has worked at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and was the director for the legendary (now defunct) American Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. A former professional musician, she studied music theory and vocal performance at California State University, Los Angeles.
Lara Abouhamad, Director
Working closely with Leo Koenig, Lara Abouhamad will be liaising with auction houses, researching, and inspecting artworks while consulting with Leo on specific client collections and securing the acquisition of works of note. Prior to joining the gallery, Abouhamad worked at Christie’s New York for several years in both the Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art departments and has prior experience working at several galleries and private collections in New York and Beirut. She holds a BA in Art History from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Rob de Oude, Special Projects
Rob de Oude oversees exhibition installations on-site and off-site, coordinating the physical upkeep and handling of artworks. He implements quality assurance measures throughout the exhibiting, packing, shipping, and storage processes, maintaining up-to-date inventory and archival database records. Prior to joining the gallery de Oude worked extensively through out the New York art industry with experience in crating, packing, transport and installation, for galleries, institutions and private collections. He holds a BFA and MFA equivalent for Painting Sculpture and Art History from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool, Amsterdam, NL, and has shown his paintings in the US, Europe and Asia.