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.”

Artnet8 days 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.

Artnet15 days 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 News22 days 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.

Artnet23 days 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 News25 days 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.

Artneta month 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.

Artneta month 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 Magazinea month 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.

Artsya month 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 Dailya month 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.

Hyperallergica month 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 Dailya month 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).

Artsy2 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.

Artnet2 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.

Artnet2 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.

Artnet2 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 Gorgeous2 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.

Artnet2 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.

Artnet2 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.

Artnet2 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.

Artnet2 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.”

Artnet2 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.

Artnet2 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 News2 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!

Artsy2 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.

Artnet2 months ago

Luxembourg & Dayan and Salon 94 Have Joined Forces to Represent Fast-Rising Star Derrick Adams

Luxembourg & Dayan and Salon 94 Have Joined Forces to Represent Fast-Rising Star Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams, a pathfinding artist who works in video, sound, performance, and painting, is now represented jointly by Luxembourg & Dayan and Salon 94, the galleries announced today.

Artnet2 months ago

Embrace Your ‘Naive Confidence’ and 4 Other Tips for Young Art Dealers From Jasmin Tsou, Owner of New York’s JTT Gallery

Embrace Your ‘Naive Confidence’ and 4 Other Tips for Young Art Dealers From Jasmin Tsou, Owner of New York’s JTT Gallery

Jasmine Tsou, who runs the gallery JTT in New York’s Lower East Side, first realized she might be better suited for a career as a dealer than an artist when her fellow students’ work at New York University’s studio arts program started to interest her more than her own

Artnet3 months ago

Pace Gallery Adds Nina Katchadourian to Roster in Advance of Opening New Home

Pace Gallery Adds Nina Katchadourian to Roster in Advance of Opening New Home

New to the Pace stable is Nina Katchadourian, the Brooklyn- and Berlin-based conceptual artist whose work explores the many ways in which viewers determine what might be worthy of attention. Pace will share representation of the artist with her longtime San Francisco gallery, Catharine Clark.

Art News3 months ago

After Star Turn at Obama White House and Ahead of Touring Retrospective, Alma Thomas Comes to Mnuchin in New York

After Star Turn at Obama White House and Ahead of Touring Retrospective, Alma Thomas Comes to Mnuchin in New York

Alma Thomas, the restlessly inventive painter of vibrant abstractions, will be the subject of a major survey at the blue-chip Mnuchin Gallery in New York. Titled “Alma Thomas: Resurrection” and curated by Sukanya Rajaratnam, a partner at the gallery, it will be among the largest solo presentations of Thomas’s work to date.

Art News3 months ago

An Enterprising Group of Paris Dealers Are Teaming Up With Non-Profits to Expand Into the City’s Suburbs. But Will Visitors Come?

An Enterprising Group of Paris Dealers Are Teaming Up With Non-Profits to Expand Into the City’s Suburbs. But Will Visitors Come?

A group of eight Parisian galleries and institutions are inaugurating a new complex for arts and culture this fall under the name Komunuma (Esperanto for “community” or “commune”).

Artnet3 months ago

Art World See Painter Emily Mae Smith’s Delightful Pop Symbolist Art From Her First Show at Perrotin Tokyo

Art World See Painter Emily Mae Smith’s Delightful Pop Symbolist Art From Her First Show at Perrotin Tokyo

In the gallery’s press release, poet and Nation art critic Barry Schwabsky writes, “Smith has evidently been looking as long as she’s been painting: her references encompass a big chunk of the history of Western painting, including often-overlooked episodes like nineteenth-century Symbolism, as well as a vast swath of the popular or commercial arts, from Art Nouveau graphics through Disney animation to the psychedelic posters of the Summer of Love. Not surprisingly, Smith has observed that almost all this art was made by men for the delectation of other men. Her determination, in accordance with the times, was to put her own perceptions and experience as a woman into the picture—and to have fun doing it.”

Artnet3 months ago

Why We Love to Hate Gallery Dinners

Why We Love to Hate Gallery Dinners

In the art industry, dining is both a private and public-facing business tool. For professionals, it commonly takes the form of the post-opening gallery dinner. First the liturgy: ‘Are you coming to the dinner?’ ‘I have to go to another dinner.’ ‘I have dinners every night this month.’ Information for ranking a person’s social capital, for dodging social embarrassment, for performing ennui. Excuses betray motives. ‘I’d rather stay home but I’m working with the artist on the Guam Quinquennial,’ you hear a curator say. Their ubiquity at these dinners suggests otherwise: relentless ambition, no friends outside art and an income so low they’ll otherwise starve.

Frieze Magazine3 months ago

Hip and High-Profile International Dealers Will Descend on Prague to Participate in a New Gallery Share Program

Hip and High-Profile International Dealers Will Descend on Prague to Participate in a New Gallery Share Program

After two successful runs in Warsaw, the program known as Friend of a Friend is launching in the Czech capital. It is just one more sign of how these collaborative arrangements—which started with Condo in New York and London, followed by proyectosLA in Los Angeles, Okey Dokey in Cologne, and Various Others in Munich—are increasingly becoming a popular option for galleries seeking to increase visibility for their artists without the high cost or high stakes of a full-fledged art fair.

Artnet3 months ago

Sharing the Wealth? A New Art Fair Plans to Split Profits With Dealers When It Launches in New York Next Year

Sharing the Wealth? A New Art Fair Plans to Split Profits With Dealers When It Launches in New York Next Year

For many galleries, art fairs present a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” proposal. The cost to participate has grown increasingly steep, with many charging tens of thousands for a booth, plus expenses for shipping, travel, and insurance. Do more than one fair a year—let alone five or six—and that number balloons quickly. On the other hand, not participating can amount to a significant lost business opportunity.

Artnet3 months ago

Trailblazing Art Dealer Andrea Rosen Donates Her Gallery Archives to the Smithsonian

Trailblazing Art Dealer Andrea Rosen Donates Her Gallery Archives to the Smithsonian

The veteran dealer and prominent taste-maker has donated her archives to the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art in Washington, DC. Rosen, who opened her gallery in SoHo in 1990, surprised the art world when she announced, in 2017, that she would close her spaces and stop representing living artists.

Artnet3 months ago