Growth & Change:

Russell Collection and West Chelsea Contemporary

In 2002 Russell Collection opened its doors in the Arboretum as the only fine art gallery in Austin to exhibit Modern Masters. From Henri Matisse to Salvador Dalí, my gallery has proudly offered exceptional art from the market’s biggest names – artists whose work was typically only found in museums.

Even with loyal collectors and incredible art, the odds have not always been in our favor – as many of you know, the art world is never boring. Two stolen Picassos, an economic recession and now one pandemic later, I am honored and excited to share the next step in my collection’s evolution as we remodel and rebrand the gallery.

As many of you have noticed our new name is West Chelsea Contemporary (and yes I am still a very large part of the gallery). Our goal is to provide a fun and approachable way for you to experience and collect art.  Our evolved artist roster includes those whom we feel are pivotal in the current contemporary art market and that of the last 50 years.

West Chelsea Contemporary will be now offering works by Banksy, Alex Katz, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol, among other iconic players worthy of your collection. Excitedly, we will continue to represent familiar names from Russell Collection such as Ash Almonte, Hayley Mitchell, Cody Hooper, Gil Bruvel, Hunt Slonem, Joan, Miro, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali and more.

In addition to our West Chelsea Contemporary name change, we have undertaken a huge remodel of our downtown location and are slated to reopen our doors in mid October with our Opening Exhibit of Concrete to Canvas featuring Basquiat, KAWS, RETNA, Keith Haring, JonOne, and more.

For a sneak peek of what we have in store for you, please come visit us at our West Chelsea Contemporary Pop-Up @ Domain Northside on Rock Rose in Austin.

I look forward to seeing all of you, our valued clients, soon at West Chelsea Contemporary (formerly Russell Collection).

~Lisa Russell, President & Gallery Owner – West Chelsea Contemporary