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John Kasmin

(1934-), Art dealer

Sitter in 11 portraits
An art dealer who along with Robert Fraser promoted British and American Pop Art in the 1960s. Kasmin started his career working with the London art dealer Victor Musgrave. In 1960 he met David Hockney, and when he set up his own gallery in 1963, Hockney became one of his first artists. Other artists that Kasmin showed included: Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella, Morris Louis, Anthony Caro, John Latham, Howard Hodgkin and Gillian Ayres. Kasmin opened a large white space on New Bond Street that was unusual for the time. Kasmin closed his gallery in 1972 but continued to operate in partnership with other London dealers into the 1990s.

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John Kasmin; Victor Musgrave and an unknown woman, by (Godfrey) Thurston Hopkins - NPG x131013

John Kasmin; Victor Musgrave and an unknown woman

by (Godfrey) Thurston Hopkins
bromide print, circa 1957
NPG x131013

John Kasmin, by Ida Kar - NPG x126007

John Kasmin

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x126007

John Kasmin, by Ida Kar - NPG x134445

John Kasmin

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134445

Boris Sergeevich Brunov; John Kasmin, by Ida Kar - NPG x135118

Boris Sergeevich Brunov; John Kasmin

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x135118

John Kasmin, by Ida Kar - NPG x126006

John Kasmin

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x126006

John Kasmin, by Graham Keen - NPG x199757

John Kasmin

by Graham Keen
modern bromide print from original negative, December 1965
NPG x199757

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