Peter Blum has collaborated with a wide range of artists both as a gallerist and publisher since he began his career in 1971 at Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.
In 1980, Peter Blum created Peter Blum Edition where he was among the first print publishers to work with a new generation of European and American artists including John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Tacita Dean, Eric Fischl, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, Josef-Felix Müller, James Turrell, and Luc Tuymans, among many others. In 1993, Blum opened Peter Blum SoHo which hosted important exhibitions featuring artists such as Alighiero e Boetti, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Clemente, Helmut Federle, Suzan Frecon, Alberto and Augusto Giacometti, Alex Katz, Kimsooja, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Piet Mondrian, David Rabinowitch, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Ryman, and Philip Taaffe. In 2006, Blum opened an additional exhibition space in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, located at 526 West 29 Street. Exhibitions at Peter Blum Chelsea included works by John Beech, Rosy Keyser, Esther Kläs, Matthew Day Jackson, Chris Marker, Adrian Paci, David Reed, Su-Mei Tse, SUPERFLEX, Robert Zandvliet and John Zurier. Blum moved his galleries to 20 West 57th Street in 2013 where he mounted solo exhibitions of Helmut Federle, Rosy Keyser, Esther Kläs, Alex Katz, Chris Marker, Joseph Montgomery, Luisa Rabbia, Daniel Rich, and Su-Mei Tse.
Most recently, in 2017, Peter Blum moved the gallery downtown to a 7,000 square foot space at 176 Grand Street. Solo exhibitions have included John Zurier, Alex Katz, Lusia Rabbia, Daniel Rich, Joyce J. Scott, Esther Kläs and David Rabinowitch.