Gallery History

Originally established in 1999, Leo Koenig Inc. presented emerging, mid-career and established artists for more than a decade. Quickly recognized for the strength of its sculpture and painting program as well as its support of German and American artists, the gallery opened an adjacent project space on West 23rd Street in 2008.

Leo Koenig Projekte extended the gallery’s curatorial platform to include international artists working in a range of media, including film, video, photography, and performance. With a desire to fully integrate both endeavors Leo Koenig partnered with Margaret Liu Clinton and re-opened the gallery Koenig & Clinton on West 19th Street in September of 2013.

Koenig & Clinton remains focused on actively building a cross-generational gallery program that reflects the rich diversity of cultural and aesthetic approaches that are historically characteristic of New York City.


Leo Koenig,
Owner and Partner


Leo Koenig established his first gallery in 1999 when he was 21 years old. Within a few years, his gallery garnered the attention of colleagues, artists, curators and collectors. Leo Koenig Inc. initially became known for introducing a number of important European artists such as painter Jonathan Meese and the performance group Gelitin to a New York audience, while expanding the careers of American artists both in the U.S. and abroad. Koenig’s reputation grew by virtue of his insistence upon anchoring his exhibitions with museum quality publications, while assiduously linking new artists to a historical lineage. While Leo Koenig remains interested in developing artists careers at Koenig & Clinton, he focuses mainly on the secondary markets for contemporary art, where he is sought after as a congenial expert. In June 2017, Koenig opened Century Pictures, his latest gallery project in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Margaret Liu Clinton,
Owner and Partner

Margaret Liu Clinton directs sales as well as the curatorial and events programming for Koenig & Clinton. Prior to joining Leo Koenig Inc. in January 2012, Margaret served as the director of Alexander Gray Associates as well as Miguel Abreu Gallery.

In addition to working in commercial art galleries, Margaret has also worked in arts education. Upon completing the Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, Margaret also served as the Program’s assistant.

She is a guest critic and a selection committee member for various artist residencies. She holds B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of California, Davis.

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