About Throckmorton Fine Art

Spencer Throckmorton founded Throckmorton Fine Art in 1980 and maintains a high profile gallery in New York City’s East 57th Street art district that he has become one of the foremost sources for important Latin American Contemporary and Vintage Photography, as well as for antique Pre-Columbian artworks, and Chinese Jade and Antiquities.

Throckmorton is unique in its approach to dealing in several categories and for supporting a vigorous exhibition and publishing program for each specialty. 

Spencer Throckmorton and his colleagues most value the relationships they have built not just with their clients but with the artists and museum officials and scholars whose fascination with the subjects they feature matches theirs. They strive daily to create an environment in which the focus is on building appreciation for the Arts of the Americas from Pre-Columbian times to the present. They are known for devoting the time and resources needed to properly position an artist, or a collection of works, in the best light.  Few gallerists are as willing to work over long periods of time with artists as they develop their talents and points of distinction and to actively seek out clients who will educate their eye and build an appreciation for the artist and the medium.

As a result of this philosophy, Spencer Throckmorton has built a major collection of vintage photographs of Frida Kahlo, acquired an important group of rare vintage photographs by Tina Modotti and Edward Weston from their Mexican years, and has a large inventory of Mexican art from the Modernist period as well as contemporary Latin American photo-based art.  The gallery often is asked to loan artworks to museums for special exhibitions.

It is no accident that Throckmorton works simultaneously in promoting contemporary Latin American photography, Pre-Columbian art and Chinese Jades and Antiquities.

Spencer Throckmorton first developed an interest in Latin America, particularly the Pre-Columbian civilizations, while studying Latin American art history at university. He traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America and gained valuable hands-on experience with antique Pre-Columbian objects.  As his interest in ancient sculpture grew, it led him to the Far East where he began to collect Neolithic Period Chinese jade objects. He has now become a leading dealer of museum quality antique Chinese jades and stone Buddhist sculpture with active participation in the key Asia Week events each spring in New York.

Artworks acquired by Throckmorton are in the collections of leading museums here and abroad.  The gallery not only sells works of art to international museums and important corporate and private collections but has also published an extensive group of scholarly catalogues in the fields of Latin American vintage and modern photography, Pre-Columbian antique sculpture and ancient Chinese jade, working with recognized scholars on these subjects. In addition, Throckmorton Fine Art has participated in the most important art fairs including the annual Winter Antiques Show, where it has been a featured exhibitor for the last 30 years, an exhibitor at AIPAD for more than 20 years. Throckmorton has also been a member of ATADA (The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, Inc.) and the International Association for Ancient Asian and Tribal Art (formerly NADAOPA).

Please take a moment to learn about Throckmorton Fine Art’s various specialty areas and publications.  We welcome the chance to speak with you about your collection, whether established or in its early stages of development.    


For further information contact:
Spencer Throckmorton, info@throckmorton-nyc.com 
Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc. 

Nadaopa member since 1980
Aipad member since 1994
Americas Elite 1000 member since 2001