Adam Sender’s Huge Bruce Nauman Fountain to Go on View at Gagosian

Partial installation view of 'One Hundred Fish Fountain' (2005) at Donald Young Gallery. (Courtesy the artist and Donald Young Gallery)

Like most contemporary art galleries, the Gagosian Gallery’s international branches tend to go quiet by the end of July, closing to the public or keeping on view a show that opened much earlier in the season. This year, though, Gagosian’s flagship spot at 980 Madison will open two month-long shows on July 30, each presenting one major artwork, Robert Ryman’s A Painting in Four Parts and Bruce Nauman’s One Hundred Fish Fountain. Read More


Donald Young, Pioneering Chicago Contemporary Art Dealer, Dies at 69

Donald Young (Copyright © 2012 Patrick McMullan Company, Inc.)

Donald Young, a Chicago art dealer who represented many of contemporary art’s premier figures over his decades-long career, has died. He was 69 years old. His death was confirmed by his gallery. No details were available.

In 1983, Young opened the Donald Young Gallery, which was one of the first commercial galleries to successfully market and sell video art. From the earliest years of the gallery, Young represented artists Bruce Nauman, Bill Viola and Jean-Marc Bustamante, among others.

Update, 11:00 p.m.: Prior to opening independently, Young had been partners with Rhona Hoffman in a gallery called Young Hoffman. That gallery ran from 1976 to 1983, at which point the two parted ways and opened independent galleries. Read More