Art galleries have been, and continue to be, enormously influential in the aesthetic discourse of the modern age. They have launched the careers of the era’s most important artists, and breathed life into some of its most important artistic movements, from The New York School and Pop Art to Fluxus and Britart. International Art Galleries is the first book to examine the modern gallery phenomenon, offering more than seventy-five portraits of art galleries from around the world, all of which have had a key role in defining the artistic zeitgeist. Organized decade-by-decade, each gallery is assigned to the era in which it enjoyed its greatest influence with the public, and introduced by a brief factual section that details its date of foundation, proprietor, address and artists represented, followed by a lively essay. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs of artists and art world luminaries, this comprehensive history of the modern gallery system offers an intriguing and engaging new slant on the development of art since 1945.