Robert Kidd Gallery was founded in 1976 By Robert Louis Kidd and Ray Frost Fleming, graduates of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Owed to the curatorial vigor of Kidd and Fleming, the Robert Kidd Gallery achieved early notoriety through the caliber and consistency of its exhibitions, and a growing stable of prestigious artists with whom the gallery became affiliated. In the early 1980s, the gallery's exhibition and archive spaces were expanded by renowned architect Irving Tobocman, and fitted with custom gallery interiors by Kidd. The elegant modern designs conceived and constructed at the time of this collaboration remain in the two-level gallery on Townsend Street in downtown Birmingham, Michigan to this day.
In addition to the works of emerging contemporary artists, the gallery roster became further distinguished by the works of numerous prominent modern masters including Milton Avery, Harry Bertoia, Helen Frankenthaler, Marshall Fredericks and Larry Rivers. The gallery's legacy of important exhibitions continued for several years after the founder’s deaths, under the direction of the gallery’s long-time staff. In 2015, Robert Kidd Gallery’s most recent chapter began under the new ownership of Gerard Marti. Along with a continuing program of exhibitions and events, the gallery’s current inventory of artwork includes an exciting array of paintings, sculpture, pop art, photography and prints by leading creatives in the field.
Gerard Marti, owner of Robert Kidd Gallery, was born in Marseille, France and schooled at École des Beaux Arts in Paris. After school, Gerard became a musician, songwriter, sound engineer, record producer, and video director for EMI Records. In the early 1990s, after years in the recording industry, Gerard was inspired to merge his love of art and pop culture through a gallery venture that specialized in artworks by celebrities and musicians. Since that time, Gerard has been involved in the gallery business in Maui, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. In 2015, Gerard moved to Birmingham, Michigan to devote his time to his most recent endeavors at the Robert Kidd Gallery.
ARTWORK SUBMISSION GuiDELINES:
Are you a future star? are you the new Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, or Damien Hirst in the making?
We are now accepting and reviewing new artists who work within the Pop Art,Graffiti art , Abstract and Contemporary Art genres.
Emerging and up & coming artists who produce extraordinary works are welcome to contact us.
Thank you for your interest in being represented by Robert Kidd Gallery.
Please review the artwork submission guidelines below. We do not accept walk-in submissions without an appointment.
Artwork Submission Guidelines:
1. Email Gerard Marti (firstname.lastname@example.org) 7-10 images of your artwork in .jpeg format. You can also include a link to your website.
2. Include a list of titles, sizes, and mediums used that correspond to the submitted works. Please include a price list for your artwork.
3. Include a brief artist statement and bio.
4. Include your phone number/contact information. Please do not come into the gallery and expect to meet with someone without an appointment.
5. If we feel that your work is well-suited for our gallery, we will contact you to discuss representation, and if possible, set up a meeting to
view works in person.