George Condo, Painter of Picasso-Inspired Tableaux, Is Now Represented by Hauser & Wirth

George Condo, Painter of Picasso-Inspired Tableaux, Is Now Represented by Hauser & Wirth

In December, ARTnews reported that George Condo, a juggernaut of contemporary painting, was in talks to join the roster of one of the biggest galleries. Now, the news is confirmed.

Art News3 days ago

Beloved Portraitist Henry Taylor Is the Latest Artist to Be Lured in by Mega-Gallery Hauser & Wirth

Beloved Portraitist Henry Taylor Is the Latest Artist to Be Lured in by Mega-Gallery Hauser & Wirth

Henry Taylor, the Los Angeles-based painter adored by curators and critics alike, is the latest artist to join Hauser & Wirth’s rapidly expanding roster.

Artnet3 days ago

Giuseppe De Mattia's fruit and vegetable stall at Matèria in Rome

Giuseppe De Mattia's fruit and vegetable stall at Matèria in Rome

We visit Giuseppe De Mattia's installation at Matèria in Rome, an intriguing study on commerce, salesmanship and value in the art world.

Artland Magazine20 days ago

Painter Avery Singer, the 32-Year-Old Sought-After Phenom, Is Now the Youngest Artist Represented by Hauser & Wirth

Painter Avery Singer, the 32-Year-Old Sought-After Phenom, Is Now the Youngest Artist Represented by Hauser & Wirth

Ever since the young painter parted ways with her New York dealer Gavin Brown earlier this year, the industry has been buzzing about what gallery would have the privilege of representing her, with rumors that mega-businesses Gagosian, David Zwirner, and Hauser & Wirth were all fighting for the chance.

Artneta month ago

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

One of the most talked-about artworks is a banana duct-taped to a wall. The piece is by none other than Maurizio Cattelan and aptly titled Comedian (2019); two of three editions were sold by Perrotin by the end of the VIP preview, each priced at $120,000. Below, we share some of our non-biodegradable favorites from the fair.

Artsya month ago

Small Galleries Assess the Benefits of Big Art Fairs

Small Galleries Assess the Benefits of Big Art Fairs

For larger, more well-established galleries with big-name artists on their rosters, there is a nonchalant air to their booths — they know the drill. But for galleries that are showing for the first time, it can be a nerve-racking experience that can feel like an enormous gamble in terms of expense, but also a huge opportunity in exposure.

New York Timesa month ago

The Art Industry Is Grappling With How to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint. But Will Collectors Do Their Part?

The Art Industry Is Grappling With How to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint. But Will Collectors Do Their Part?

This past Friday, hundreds of thousands of people marched around the world for the global climate strike. Around that same time, convoys of artworks crossed the Florida border for Art Basel Miami Beach, where they will stay for just under a week before being scooped up and shipped out again to various collectors’ storage nodes and homes around the world.

Artneta month ago

‘It Needs to Be More Than Just a Surface-Level Effort’: Dealer Tina Kim on the Rise of Women Artists in 2019, and What Must Happen Next

‘It Needs to Be More Than Just a Surface-Level Effort’: Dealer Tina Kim on the Rise of Women Artists in 2019, and What Must Happen Next

The art dealer Tina Kim opened her Chelsea gallery in 2001 with a mission to provide exposure to lesser-known international artists, particularly those from her native Korea.

Artnet2 months ago

‘The Elephant in the Room Is the Mega-Galleries’: Dealer Stefania Bortolami on How the Art Business Changed in 2019, and Where It’s Headed

‘The Elephant in the Room Is the Mega-Galleries’: Dealer Stefania Bortolami on How the Art Business Changed in 2019, and Where It’s Headed

When I met Stefania Bortolami at her eponymous Tribeca gallery earlier this November, she was midway through overseeing the installation of her latest exhibition, a solo show of new paintings by the New York-based artist Robert Bordo. Walking around the space, she was a commanding presence, certain of her choices and intimately alive to the sight-lines and architectural quirks of her surroundings.

Artnet2 months ago

Robert Longo. Fugitive Images at Metro Pictures

Robert Longo. Fugitive Images at Metro Pictures

Visit Robert Longo's 'Fugitive Images' at Metro Pictures with our Chief Critic Christian Viveros-Fauné. Tour the show in Artland 3D.

Artland Magazine2 months ago

This Gallery Is Showcasing the Work of Forgotten Art-Market Stars Found on eBay and in Garage Sales

This Gallery Is Showcasing the Work of Forgotten Art-Market Stars Found on eBay and in Garage Sales

Veteran New York dealer (and perpetual artworld iconoclast) Mitchell Algus plans to kick off 2020 with a group exhibition featuring an array of once-prominent artists who have since fallen out of commercial favor. It’s a savvy bid to subvert what he describes as “the illogic of the market.”

Artnet2 months ago

Harry Blain and Graham Southern, the Dealers Behind Blain|Southern, Are Splitting Up Amid Turbulence at the Gallery

Harry Blain and Graham Southern, the Dealers Behind Blain|Southern, Are Splitting Up Amid Turbulence at the Gallery

The art dealers Graham Southern and Harry Blain, longtime fixtures on the London art scene, are going their separate ways. Southern will be retiring and Harry Blain will continue on after a “restructuring of the business,” the gallery has confirmed.

Artnet2 months ago

Expanding Editorial Offerings, Pace Gallery Brings on Senior Director of Content from Rival Hauser & Wirth

Expanding Editorial Offerings, Pace Gallery Brings on Senior Director of Content from Rival Hauser & Wirth

The newly hired Amelia Redgrift will work as the gallery’s first senior director of global communications and content, beginning at Pace’s just-inaugurated New York flagship in early November. She will work with the gallery’s newly formed curatorial department to oversee the enterprise’s editorial projects.

Art News3 months ago

Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Has Closed, Claiming the Art Industry Has Been ‘Muddled by Unbridled Capital’

Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Has Closed, Claiming the Art Industry Has Been ‘Muddled by Unbridled Capital’

Shane Campbell Gallery, a staple in the Chicago art scene for nearly two decades, has closed its doors for good.

Artnet3 months ago

Chicago’s Closely Watched Shane Campbell Gallery Closes: ‘We’re Retiring’

Chicago’s Closely Watched Shane Campbell Gallery Closes: ‘We’re Retiring’

Shane Campbell Gallery, which was started by Shane and Julie Campbell in their Oak Park, Illinois, home in 2001 and became one of Chicago’s most influential galleries, giving early shows to key artists of the present moment, is closing today, Saturday, October 26.

Art News3 months ago

David Kordansky Gallery Is Launching an Online Viewing Room With an All-Star Sale That Benefits Climate Activism

David Kordansky Gallery Is Launching an Online Viewing Room With an All-Star Sale That Benefits Climate Activism

Another respected dealer with market clout is embracing online sales through its own platform. David Kordansky announced this morning that the gallery will launch its inaugural online viewing room next month. And at first, the sales it generates will go toward a cause greater than just the bottom line.

Artnet3 months ago

Art Dealer Hildegard Bachert, Who Championed Käthe Kollwitz and Grandma Moses, Has Died at Age 98

Art Dealer Hildegard Bachert, Who Championed Käthe Kollwitz and Grandma Moses, Has Died at Age 98

Hildegard Bachert, an indefatigable art dealer who brought to the fore Grandma Moses, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, and other under-known artists through her 80-year career at New York’s Galerie St. Etienne, died yesterday at age 98.

Artnet3 months ago

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

Charles Pollock, ETC galerie d'art, Paris

ETC galerie d'art in Paris exhibits important mature works from late 1950s and early 1960s by the painter Charles Pollock, largely unknown brother of Jackson.

Artland Magazine3 months ago

The 10 Best Booths at FIAC

The 10 Best Booths at FIAC

A little rain couldn’t dampen the mood at Wednesday’s preview of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris’s marquee art fair.

Artsy3 months ago

Andrew Rafacz Gallery to relocate to new 2,000-square-foot space in Chicago's West Town neighborhood

Andrew Rafacz Gallery to relocate to new 2,000-square-foot space in Chicago's West Town neighborhood

Andrew Rafacz Gallery today announced that the gallery will be relocating to a new 2,000-square-foot space on the street level of 1749 W. Chicago, a building constructed in 1916 in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood

Art Daily3 months ago

Damien Hirst, Turning In Circles

Damien Hirst, Turning In Circles

LONDON — It’s a hot mid-afternoon in the West End’s posh Mayfair district, and Damien Hirst is standing outside the glass double-doors of the White Cube gallery, looking every inch the devil-may-care prankster out of some early Shakespearean comedy.

Hyperallergic3 months ago

Frieze Focus Stand Prize awarded to Proyectos Ultravioleta

Frieze Focus Stand Prize awarded to Proyectos Ultravioleta

Jurors commented that ‘The solo presentation of Guatemalan artist Hellen Ascoli at the Proyectos Ultravioleta booth stands out with its subtle aesthetics, sophisticated revisiting of textile tradition, poetic abstraction of the body and layering of personal and political histories.’

Art Daily3 months ago

The 15 Best Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

The 15 Best Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters

Over 160 galleries are mounting booths at Frieze London this week, and more than 130 are at Frieze Masters (both fairs run through Sunday).

Artsy3 months ago

The London-Based White Cube Gallery Is Expanding to Paris (and It Supposedly Has Nothing to Do With Brexit)

The London-Based White Cube Gallery Is Expanding to Paris (and It Supposedly Has Nothing to Do With Brexit)

The London-based contemporary art gallery White Cube, which has two locations in the British capital, is opening a space in Paris on the Avenue Matignon.

Artnet3 months ago

‘I Was a No One’: How Kamel Mennour Went From Art-World Outsider to Star Paris Dealer

‘I Was a No One’: How Kamel Mennour Went From Art-World Outsider to Star Paris Dealer

The sonorous boom of the former soccer star Eric Cantona’s voice fills a dark room in an upscale Paris art gallery, a stone’s throw away from the Notre Dame. The regional accent of the French actor and former Manchester United player, who was once a forward for France’s national team, might feel out of place, but Cantona is buddies with the gallery’s owner. The art dealer in question, Kamel Mennour, is a big soccer fan, and he called in the special favor to welcome a new artist to his roster.

Artnet4 months ago

‘Everybody Watches Porn’: Dealer Michele Maccarone on Why She Teamed Up With PornHub For Her Explicit New Show in LA

‘Everybody Watches Porn’: Dealer Michele Maccarone on Why She Teamed Up With PornHub For Her Explicit New Show in LA

On Saturday night at Michele Maccarone’s Los Angeles gallery, visitors waited in line, taking turns to peek inside a mysterious plexiglass window that had been cut into the gallery wall.

Artnet4 months ago

Hurray! TheArtGorgeous X König Souvenirs Drop T-Shirts Capsule

Hurray! TheArtGorgeous X König Souvenirs Drop T-Shirts Capsule

This month, we embark a new milestone of our journey by releasing our very first merchandise capsule in collaboration with KÖNIG SOUVENIR. We are super excited to kick off our merchandise activities with this top notch partner!

The Art Gorgeous4 months ago

5 Artists to Watch During Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Which Unfolds Against the Backdrop of a General Election

5 Artists to Watch During Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Which Unfolds Against the Backdrop of a General Election

The country’s ruling right-wing party has been ramping up its rhetoric against groups it deems a threat to family values, and artists are in a defiant, but anxious, mood. The shadow cast by the rise of nationalist populism is reflected in many of the works on show at the more than 20 galleries taking part across the Polish capital.

Artnet4 months ago

Here Are 3 Group Shows You Won’t Want to Miss This September

Here Are 3 Group Shows You Won’t Want to Miss This September

There’s a ton of solo shows on September’s blockbuster exhibition calendar, but this season also adds a few star-studded group shows to the mix. So if you’ve still got some art-viewing fuel left in your proverbial tank, here are 3 group shows you won’t want to miss this month.

Artnet4 months ago

‘You Have to Create the Market’: Dealer Mariane Ibrahim on Moving to Chicago and Promoting Artists From Africa, Its Diaspora, and Beyond

‘You Have to Create the Market’: Dealer Mariane Ibrahim on Moving to Chicago and Promoting Artists From Africa, Its Diaspora, and Beyond

Mariane Ibrahim does not fear change. Roughly seven years after founding her namesake gallery in Seattle, Ibrahim and her program officially begin their next act in Chicago this Friday, September 20, during the latest edition of Expo Chicago. Her new 5,000 square-foot space in the city’s West Town neighborhood effectively doubles the square footage of her gallery in the Pacific Northwest, while her presence further strengthens the Windy City’s increasingly influential standing in the international art market.

Artnet4 months ago

Luhring Augustine Joins the Influx of Galleries Opening in Tribeca With a New Space Launching Next Year

Luhring Augustine Joins the Influx of Galleries Opening in Tribeca With a New Space Launching Next Year

Chelsea veteran Luhring Augustine is the latest—and, perhaps, highest-profile—gallery to establish a presence in Tribeca, the downtown New York neighborhood that is quickly luring smaller and midsize dealers with its relatively reasonable rents, landmark buildings, and collegial feel. The gallery, which represents artists including Christopher Wool, Simone Leigh, and Ragnar Kjartansson, plans to open a new space on White Street early next year.

Artnet4 months ago

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Pace Gallery’s Giant New Chelsea Headquarters, AKA ‘Super Pace’

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Pace Gallery’s Giant New Chelsea Headquarters, AKA ‘Super Pace’

Pace gallery has long been one of the biggest of all international gallery chains. But this week, it puts an exclamation point next to its mega-gallery status as it officially debuts its massive, custom-built eight-story new headquarters in West Chelsea, featuring multiple floors full of blue chip art. Call it “Super Pace.”

Artnet4 months ago

The New Empire Builders: How Pace and Other Art Dealers Are Reinventing What a Gallery Space Should Do

The New Empire Builders: How Pace and Other Art Dealers Are Reinventing What a Gallery Space Should Do

When Pace unveils its new eight-story gallery on 540 West 25th Street this week, the building will stand as a symbol of the lengths art dealers must now go to stay on top in the increasingly competitive elite art market.

Artnet4 months ago

Gagosian Gallery Takes on Estate of Simon Hantaï, Giant of French Postwar Abstraction

Gagosian Gallery Takes on Estate of Simon Hantaï, Giant of French Postwar Abstraction

In recent years, mega-galleries have begun snatching up artist estates and adding departed artists to the upper ranks of the biggest living market stars. Now Gagosian, the gallery that represents the likes of Jeff Koons, Mark Grotjahn, and Zeng Fanzhi, has added to its roster the estate of postwar abstractionist Simon Hantaï, whose work was previously shown by Kasmin gallery, of New York, and Timothy Taylor, of London and New York (both of which will no longer represent the artist). Gagosian will host its first Hantaï show in October at its gallery in the Parisian suburb of Le Bourget.

Art News4 months ago

How Do Galleries Find New Artists?

How Do Galleries Find New Artists?

“The system is rigged!” So goes the bitter lament of the unrepresented artist. For those struggling to break in, the machinations of art galleries and dealers can seem unfair. It’s easy to imagine a cabal of insiders, an Illuminati of the anointed, who all went to the same posh private schools and summer in the Hamptons together. They must conspire together to prop up their untalented friends; they are doubtlessly curating ex-boyfriends into important biennials, schmoozing their way into undeserved residencies. Faced with the daunting challenge of being seen, the unrepresented artist can be forgiven for her despair. After all, she’s got a flashy website, and she’s emailed it to all the major dealers, with nary a polite form response in return!

Artsy4 months ago

Must-See Art Guide: Cologne and Düsseldorf

Must-See Art Guide: Cologne and Düsseldorf

The German cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf are typically pitted as competitors when it comes to everything from beer to sports. But for one magical art-filled weekend a year, the two cities unite for Düsseldorf Cologne Open Galleries, a collective opening weekend that kicks off the fall art season each September.

Artnet4 months ago