BLUM represents more than sixty artists and estates from sixteen countries worldwide, nurturing a diverse roster of artists at all stages of their practices with a range of global perspectives. Originally opened as Blum & Poe in Santa Monica in 1994, the gallery has been a pioneer in its early commitment to Los Angeles as an international arts capital.

The gallery has been acclaimed for its groundbreaking work in championing artists of Japanese and Korean postwar and contemporary movements, such as Dansaekhwa, Mono-ha, and Superflat, and for organizing museum-caliber solo presentations and historical survey exhibitions across its spaces in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and New York. Often partnering with celebrated curators and scholars such as Cecilia Alemani, Alison M. Gingeras, Sofia Gotti, Joan Kee, and Mika Yoshitake, the gallery has produced large-scale projects critically examining historical movements and work including the Japanese Mono-ha school (2012); the Korean Dansaekhwa monochrome painters (2014); the European postwar movement CoBrA (2015); Japanese art of the 1980s and 1990s (2019); a rereading of Brazilian Modernism (2019); a revisionist take on the 1959 MoMA exhibition, New Images of Man (2020); and a survey of portraiture through a democratic and humanist lens (2023).

BLUM’s wide-reaching program includes exhibitions, lectures, performance series, screenings, video series, and an annual art book fair at its base in Los Angeles. BLUM Books, the gallery’s publishing division, democratically circulates its program through original scholarship and accessible media ranging from academic monographs, audio series, magazines, to artists’ books.

Across the three global locations, BLUM prioritizes environmental and community stewardship in all operations. In 2015, it 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 is committed to fostering inclusive and equitable communities both in its physical and online spaces and believes that everybody should have equal access to creating and engaging with contemporary art.





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CollectionsAlma Allen, Theodora Allen, Karel Appel, March Avery, Darren Bader, Alvaro Barrington, Lynda Benglis, JB Blunk, Mohamed Bourouissa, Pia Camil, Robert Colescott, Thornton Dial, Carroll Dunham, Sam Durant, Kōji Enokura, Anya Gallaccio, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Tomoo Gokita, Sonia Gomes, Françoise Grossen, Mark Grotjahn, Ha Chong-hyun, Kazunori Hamana, Julian Hoeber, Lonnie Holley, Yukie Ishikawa, Matt Johnson, Acaye Kerunen, Susumu Koshimizu, Friedrich Kunath, Yukiko Kuroda, Shio Kusaka, Kwon Young-woo, Mimi Lauter, Lee Ufan, Tony Lewis, Linder, Florian Maier-Aichen, Victor Man, Paul Mogensen, Eddie Martinez, Paul Mogensen, Dave Muller, Kazumi Nakamura, Yoshitomo Nara, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, Kenjirō Okazaki, Anna Park, Solange Pessoa, Harvey Quaytman, Lauren Quin, Umar Rashid, Matt Saunders, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Collin Sekajugo, Nobuo Sekine, Penny Slinger, Kishio Suga, Alexander Tovborg, Yukinori Yanagi, Yun Hyong-keun, Zhu Jinshi
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Location: 5F Harajuku Jingu-no-mori, 1-14-34 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
, Tokyo 150-0001



1 minute walk from the Takeshita exit of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line, 2 minute walk from exit 2 at Meiji-jingumae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines.