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The Flowers Galleries are two galleries in London (on Cork Street in the West End, and in Shoreditch in the East End) and a third in the Chelsea district of New York City. The three galleries represent over 60 artists.
The first Flowers Gallery was established by Angela Flowers in February 1968 on Lisle Street in London's West End. Later in the 1980s, the gallery was one of the first to economically incorporate itself into the East End and the new space became known as Flowers East. Co-founder and philologist Matthew Flowers, Angela's third son, took over day-to-day running of the business in November 1989. By late 1998 however, the gallery expanded further with a Los Angeles space, at Bergamot Station known as the Flowers West. The formal West End quarters on Cork Street was until Spring 2010 known as Flowers Central. In 2002 Flowers East moved from Hackney into a 12,000 sq foot industrial space in Shoreditch. The galleries are no longer open on weekends but the Flowers Central and Flowers East may hold functions on the final Sunday of each month.
In 2003 the U.S. gallery relocated from Los Angeles to Madison Avenue in New York City, and in 2009 moved to its then location on West 20th Avenue in Chelsea. Similarly to the two galleries in London, Flowers West is no longer in use but justifies usage on Flowers Gallery (or Flowers Gallery New York to distinguish it from the London galleries).