It’s been a big week for artist-representation news here in New York, with each day bringing confirmation of new partnerships between dealers and artists or their estates. Today, Alexander Gray Associates announced it will now work with the estate of Heidi Bucher (1926–1993), the Swiss artist who is perhaps best known for sculptures that doubled as wearable clothing or inhabitable environments.
“I’ve traded my day job for that of a general contractor,” dealer Alexander Gray told us when we reached him by phone in Chelsea yesterday. He was taking a break from supervising the expansion of his gallery into the space next door to its current location on the second floor of 508 West 26th Street, the building that is also home to Greene Naftali and Harris Lieberman Gallery. The renovation will double Alexander Gray Associates’ square footage from 2,000 to 4,000.
The estate of Hugh Steers, the figurative painter who died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 32, is now represented by Chelsea’s Alexander Gray Associates. The gallery made an announcement about the representation today, and is readying a three-person show of work by Steers, Paul Cadmus and Andy Warhol, opening June 8.