Peter Blum has collaborated with a wide range of artists both as a gallerist and print publisher since he began his career in 1971 at Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. In 1980, after moving to New York, he founded Peter Blum Edition, where he was among the first print publishers to work with a new generation of European and American artists. In 1984, Blum co-founded PARKETT magazine, working directly with international artists and critics to create an engaging forum for contemporary art. Peter Blum Edition has since published important editions by John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Eric Fischl, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, James Turrell, and Luc Tuymans, among many others.
From 1993-2012, Blum opened Peter Blum Gallery at 99 Wooster Street, New York showing work in various media and since moving to the current location at 176 Grand Street, New York. Over the years this space has hosted important exhibitions- both of recent works and also historical surveys. Peter Blum Edition continues to publish prints most recently including Alex Katz, Huma Bhabha, Alfredo Jaar, and Tacita Dean.