Meulensteen Gallery is closing its doors, we’ve learned via multiple sources. Located on 22nd Street on a ground-floor space in Chelsea, the gallery was formerly known as Max Protetch, which made a name for itself by presenting renderings and documents of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Steven Holl and Frank Gehry. Max Protetch sold the gallery in 2010 to Dutch-born businessman Edwin Meulensteen in response to the recession. And while he had hoped to keep the gallery’s staff and its artist roster intact, that hasn’t been working. Read More
Galleries have been opening at a rapid clip on the Lower East Side over the past few years, but today brings news that one will close. After four years in business, the Sue Scott Gallery will cease operations at the end of August, according to an e-mail announcement. Its final shows will end July 27. A call for comment to the gallery was not immediately returned. Read More
The epic and beautiful Bill Bollinger retrospective on view at Long Island City’s SculptureCenter is set to contract a bit after this weekend.
A temporary annex that is located down the block from the kunsthalle’s main building and that now hosts four Bollinger sculptures will close after today. The space, which had been provided gratis by its owner, has been leased to a new occupant. Read More
Tuesday night, March 6, alternative art space Exit Art celebrated its 30-year anniversary, and its closing, with a benefit to raise money for its final exhibition, “Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art,” which opens on March 23. The benefit also served as a celebration of the life and work of Jeannette Ingberman who co-founded Exit Art in 1982 with her life partner Papo Colo. Ms. Ingberman passed away in August. Read More
The Nicholas Robinson Gallery on West 20th Street recently closed its doors for the last time, Gallerist has learned. A small operation that, since 2007, has put on well reviewed shows from McDermott & McGough, Jason Polan, Ron Gorchov and John Copeland, it was ultimately overrun by the costs of doing business in Chelsea, according to former director Christine Højer. Read More
It’s a moment of profound change in the Guggenheim museum empire. Helsinki, Finland, is weighing a plan to become home to a Guggenheim and work is moving forward on the moderately delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Now the museum and Deutsche Bank have announced that the Berlin branch they have run together for 14 years will close at the end of the year, according to Bloomberg. Read More
SoHo design store Moss, known for its bracingly white walls and shelves, and the exotic contemporary furniture it sells for substantial sums, announced that it will close its doors at 150 Green Street. Owners Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell told The New York Times that they had tired of running what felt like a “free museum.” Sales had apparently dried up in recent years. Read More
Big changes on the New York alternative-space scene: Exit Art has announced via e-mail that it will close in 2012. Its co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman, died earlier this year, at the age of 59, of cancer.
Over its three-decade existence, the space became known for supporting emerging artists, particularly female and minority artists who were often overlooked by the mainstream art world, and for politically engaged group shows. Read More
Yesterday, the D’Amelio Terras gallery announced that it would soon shut its doors as partner Lucien Terras leaves to pursue other art world endeavors.
“This is a decision that we made together six months ago,” said partner Christopher D’Amelio. Read More
On November 30, when most of the art world was in Miami, the 165-year-old Knoedler gallery sent out a curt e-mail announcing abruptly that it was closing.
The gallery has closed its doors for good, but this story is far from over.
More details as they arise.