Sharon Coplan Hurowitz

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Sharon Coplan Hurowitz
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Richmond, Virginia
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationBA in history
Alma mater
  • Boston University
  • Sotheby’s Institute
  • Art curator
  • Art advisor
  • Fine art publisher
  • Fine art book author
Spouse(s)Richard Hurowitz

Sharon Coplan Hurowitz is an independent art curator, art advisor, fine art publisher, and fine art book author, specializing in postwar and contemporary prints and multiples. She was a regular on Bravo’s reality television show Gallery Girls.

Early life

Coplan Hurowitz was born in Richmond, Virginia and received a B.A., magna cum laude, in art history from Boston University. She is a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute.


Artist Collaborations

As a fine art publisher, Coplan Hurowitz has collaborated with artists to connect them with nontraditional platforms and to create works that would be accessible to the masses. For example, in 2013, she worked with artist Ellsworth Kelly to recreate a dress he originally designed in 1952 in a limited edition of 10 dresses called, Untitled. The dresses were fabricated by Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein Collection.[1][2] They are now part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute[3] and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.[4]

In 2014, she published a print by Jasper Johns, Untitled, printed at ULAE,[5] that was inserted in Art in America, as a gift to the readers on the occasion of the magazine’s centennial.[6] Prints from the edition are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art,[7] the Philadelphia Museum of Art,[8] and the Yale University Art Gallery.[9] The edition was recognized as a unique instance of art going against the grain of “money and glitz” in giving original artwork away for just the price a magazine.[6]

In a similar instance, Coplan Hurowitz published a lithograph print by Christopher Wool, 2018 for W magazine, printed at ULAE, as an insert of the publication for the annual Art Issue.[10]


Coplan Hurowitz is the author of John Baldessari: A Catalogue Raisonne of Prints and Multiples, 1971-2007, published by Hudson Hills Press, 2009.[11][12][13] In the book, she documents and describes Baldessari’s limited editioned artworks over the course of 36 years of the artist’s production.[14] Of the body of work profiled in the book, Baldessari noted, “Inexpensive art should be available to all. And printmaking is an excellent answer.”[15]

She is a contributing author to Letters to Ellsworth, published by the Jordan Schnitzer Foundation, 2011.[16]

Art Advisor & Curator

Coplan Hurowitz was a specialist at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in the Contemporary Print Department for seven years.[17]

She is the founder of Coplan Hurowitz Art Advisory, a consulting firm advising foundations, corporations and collectors.[18]

She has organized a number of art exhibitions including: “The Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” at Sotheby’s; a collection of John Baldessari editions at Fendi, New York;[19] and an Ellsworth Kelly print installation at Calvin Klein Collection, New York.[20] She has been involved with museum exhibitions including John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective, Legion of Honor, 2010.[21]

She is a writer for publications, has been quoted in the press,[22] and has been a guest speaker alongside of Ellsworth Kelly, Francesco Costa, and Harold Koda at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an evening with the Costume Institute;[2] and alongside of Jonathan Adler and Sean Kelly at the Armory Art Fair for a panel discussion sponsored by the New York Times T Magazine.[23]

Fashion & Design

Coplan Hurowitz has been recognized for her efforts to bridge fashion with art.[24] She has been highlighted as a fashion tastemaker for her collection of fashion and design.[18][25]

In 2016, Coplan Hurowitz along with Harold Koda, Jeffrey Banks and Nick Nicholson arranged for the naming of the intersection of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City in honor of the NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham.[26]

Television appearances

In 2012, Coplan Hurowitz appeared as a regular on the television series, Gallery Girls, which aired on Bravo, as a mentor alongside of Jane Holzer.[27][28] She appeared in an episode of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out in Season 3, Episode 2.


Coplan Hurowitz is married to the businessman and writer Richard Hurowitz. They have two children.


  1. Vogel, Carol (23 April 2013). "Galleries Celebrate Ellsworth Kelly at 90". New York Times.
  3. "Dress 2013 Ellsworth Kelly". The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  4. "Reinterpretation of a Woman's Dress designed in 1952". Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  5. Boucher, Brian (7 May 2014). "BEHIND THE SCENES: THE MAKING OF JASPER JOHNS'S A.I.A. PRINT PROJECT". Art in America.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Vogel, Carol (17 April 2014). "MoMA Plans a Robert Gober Retrospective". New York Times.
  7. "Untitled 2013 Jasper Johns". The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  8. "Untitled Insert published in the May 2014 edition of Art in America". Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  9. "Untitled". Yale University Art Gallery.
  10. Bollen, Christopher (6 November 2018). "Christopher Wool in the Studio: The Iconic Artist on His Ambitious New Directions". W Magazine.
  11. Slowey, Anne (28 December 2009). "Fashion News: John Baldessari -- NYC curator Sharon Coplan Hurowitz celebrates the conceptual artist with a new book". Elle.
  13. "John Baldessari: A Catalogue Raisonne of Prints and Multiples 1971-2007". Amazon.
  14. Gartenfeld, Alex (18 November 2009). "Connecting the Dots of John Baldessari" (PDF). Art in America.
  15. Yablonsky, Linda (28 January 2010). "John Baldessari Everything but the Kitchen Sink". New York Times T Magazine.
  16. "Letters to Ellsworth". WorldCat.
  17. Coplan Hurowitz, Sharon. "Revealing the Sly Genius of John Baldessari's 'I WILL NOT MAKE ANY MORE BORING ART'". Sothebys.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Lange, Alexandra (10 May 2007). "The Next White". New York Magazine.
  19. Culverwell, Wendy. "Sotheby's puts Portland's Jordan Schnitzer on exhibit". Portland Business Journal.
  21. "John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation". Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
  22. Siegler, Mara. "Yoshitomo Nara's decade-old doodles at East Village dive bar could be worth millions". New York Post. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  23. "The Armory Show 2014". Sean Kelly Gallery.
  24. Kamps, Louisa. "The 6 Most Prized Pieces In Sharon Coplan Hurowitz's Closet". Elle.
  25. Chaplin, Julia (7 January 2007). "Breakfast Is Late, So Business Is Good". New York Times.
  26. "Mayor de Blasio to Name 57Th Street and Fifth Avenue "Bill Cunningham Corner"". The Official Website of the City of New York. 6 July 2016.
  27. Quinn, Dave (28 April 2020). "Gallery Girls: Where Are the Stars of the Bravo Show Now?". People Magazine.
  28. Duray, Dan. "Babes in the Woods: Bravo's Gallery Girls Take on the Big Bad Art World". Observer.

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