Private art dealer Troy Buckner remains a fixture of the Long Island art scene. Frequently seen at various fundraisers and art openings in Southampton, Buckner works primarily in the secondary market, handling artwork by important American pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein. Troy Buckner established his professional career in 1998 with the opening of Clark Fine Arts in Southampton.At Clark Fine Arts, Troy Buckner exhibited works by celebrated artists of modern times, many with studios or summer residences on Long Island, including John Chamberlain, Larry Rivers, Chuck Close, and Donald Sultan. Buckner hosted a sold-out exhibit of 20 of Larry Rivers’ lost drawings recently found in his studio and dating from the 1950s and 60s. This show received a positive write-up in Art in America Magazine titled "Drawings, Lost and Found."Building on his experience at Clark Fine Arts, Troy Buckner now works with numerous collectors and museums rated on the ARTNews Top 200 or Forbes 400 lists, consulting with them on future art acquisitions. Though focusing the majority of his business in Southampton, Buckner spends a considerable amount of time visiting galleries and interacting with arts professionals in Manhattan. Troy Buckner frequently attends various industry events on Long Island, building a network of connections with art connoisseurs. He also attends and provides support for the Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party and the Longhouse Preserve Summer Benefit. Additionally, Buckner remains an active member of the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum in New York City. Growing up in Seattle, Troy Buckner attended the University of Washington and majored in Psychology and Art History. His father, metal sculptor and art history professor Hal Buckner, had a strong influence on Troy Buckner’s artistic career. Besides visiting various foundries and watching his father teach bronze casting, Buckner saw his father's sculptures exhibited in art galleries throughout the city.
Parrish Art Museum -Member New Museum, NYC -Member Museum of Modern Art-Member
Jan 2001 - Present
Private Art Dealer
I am a private art dealer. The art that I handle is truly museum quality artwork, by the foremost artists of our time. A short list of artists whose work I handle, include John Chamberlain, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist among others. I work with art collectors in advising them with their art purchases, and helping them to acquire those pieces. I also work with museums and facilitating them with their acquisitions. I have curated exhibitions for John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, and Larry Rivers. Have had these shows reviewed in Art and America, and The New York Times. I often handle sales that are often in the millions, and involve some of the most sought after artwork of today. Regularly work with collectors that are on the Forbes 400 list, and Top 200 Collectors List from Artnews.
Founder of Clark Fine Art, Southampton, NY, in 1998.