Over at Artforum, artist Rodney Graham has a very moving remembrance of the late Chicago dealer Donald Young, who died last April at the age of 69. It seems both men shared a love for fashion. From the piece:
“I smile when I think about another recommendation of Donald’s that afternoon: a tailor Read More
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.
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.