Building Libraries

Douglas Flamm, Gagosian’s rare book specialist, has established an advisory service for clients aiming to curate their private libraries, whether they are building a reference collection from the ground up—for a new home, perhaps—or enhancing an archive they have already established. Douglas conducts individualized consultations, working to produce and acquire bespoke lists of titles. Anyone interested in books and libraries as still-unmatched repositories of knowledge and tools for in-depth research will appreciate this service.

About Douglas Flamm
A twenty-five-year veteran of the field—and Gagosian’s in-house rare books expert since 2016—Douglas has significant experience in developing and maintaining library collections. He boasts unparalleled know-how in sourcing scarce and important publications, from catalogues raisonnés and museum exhibition catalogues to monographs and artist’s books, including rare and out-of-print titles as well as newer releases. Focusing on a broad range of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists and movements—from Picasso through Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Minimalism, to the full spectrum of contemporary practices—Douglas can also locate modern design and architecture books on such subjects as Art Deco, the Bauhaus, and Modernism.

Please contact Douglas Flamm for more information at or +1 212 744 2313.


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