Marian Goodman

Independent Curators International Names Marian Goodman 2016 Leo Award Winner

Independent Curators International announced today that dealer Marian Goodman is the recipient of the 2016 Leo Award. Named after art dealer Leo Castelli, it honors exceptional contributors to the field of contemporary art. This is the first time the award, which will be presented to Goodman during a ceremony at ICI’s annual benefit and auction in New York City in October, is celebrating the achievements of another dealer.

ICI chose to honor Goodman because of her distinctive vision, unwavering support of the creative process, and extraordinary commitment to fostering the careers of artists. “Last year, ICI marked its fortieth anniversary, a milestone that Marian Goodman Gallery will celebrate just a year from now,” Renaud Proch, ICI’s executive director, said. “Today, we’re proud to honor Marian Goodman for her steadfast support of so many of the artists who move us, impact society, and help us make sense of the world in which we live.”

In 1965, Goodman founded the publishing company Multiples, which published prints, multiples, and books by American and European artists, such as John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, and Roy Lichtenstein, among others. She opened Marian Goodman Gallery in 1977 and inaugurated the space with Broodthaers’s first show in the US. The gallery expanded to Paris in 1997 and London in 2014.

Established in 1975, Independent Curators International produces exhibitions, events, publications, research, and curatorial training programs, which have taken place in four hundred cities across fifty-five countries in the past forty years. Past recipients of the Leo Award include Michael Govan, Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein, Miuccia Prada, and Dasha Zhukova.