Art book dealer Dagny Corcoran has died


Dagny Corcoran, a prominent figure in the Los Angeles art scene for many years, has died at age 77.

Corcoran was known as the curator and owner of the bookstore Art Catalogues, which she opened on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood in the late 1970s.

Dagny Corcoran with her portrait by David Hockney

According to, Corcoran died of cancer which she had been diagnosed with this past spring.

She most recently worked for the Marian Goodman Gallery, which posted a statement on their Instagram account regarding her passing:

“A force of the Los Angeles art scene, Dagny gained recognition for her entrepreneurship behind the independent bookstore Art Catalogues, specialising in current and out-of-print exhibition catalogues and publications on modern art, architecture and photography.”

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Joan Henehan
Joan Henehan
1 year ago

Dagny was a force of nature, possessed of dry wit, vast knowledge of her subject matter and trusted friend of many celebrated contemporary artists and those who appreciated them. I was very fortunate to share her company over the years, here in Los Angeles and abroad. Her passing leaves a significant tear in many hearts.

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