Location: Berlin, London, and Los Angeles
Artists Represented: Barbara Kruger, Ryan Trecartin, John Baldessari, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Demand
In 1983, Monika Sprüth couldn't ignore the fact that Cologne, Germany was "over-run by male artists." As a result, she founded her gallery with a focus on female artists and showed the work of now-legendary figures, such as Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, and Cindy Sherman. After merging with Philomene Magers in 1998, the duo opened spaces in Berlin, London, and Los Angeles, where they continue to contribute to artistic discourse through museum-quality exhibitions, publications, and their artist-designed film and record store.