In First Move of Inevitable Worldwide Expansion, Arty Workspace NeueHouse to Open in Los Angeles

The future site of the Los Angeles NeueHouse (Courtesy os Angeles Public Library Photo Collection).

Neuehouse, the members-only workspace and host to many a screening, press conference and panel discussion, will expand to Los Angeles early next year, the company announced today. In what’s the first expansion since the flagship opened in its sumptuous Flatiron headquarters—a hip mahogany-lined club room that’s serves as low-key office space for a “curated” group of high-paying habitués—NeueHouse will Read More


West Village’s Karma Bookstore Preps Hamptons Branch

The future home of Karma in Amagansset. (Photo by Charlotte Lindemann)

Brendan Dugan, the enterprising proprietor of Karma bookstore, that West Village purveyor of artist books, and site of exhibitions and the odd performance (the artist Rob Pruitt signed books in the nude back in March) will open a second store later this summer in Amagansett, N.Y. The Hamptons shop, also to be called Karma, will be located at 249 Main Street, in a two-story shingled house set far back at the end of a narrow lot. Karma will occupy the building’s ground floor and, as with its New York home, will combine gallery space with a bookstore offering new, vintage and rare books. Read More


Gagosian Plans Rio de Janeiro Outpost During ArtRio Fair in September

Rio. (Courtesy Ivan Herman/Flickr)

We’ve run out of ledes for articles about Gagosian expanding around the world so we’ll just get right to the news: Gagosian plans to stage a “major sculpture exhibition in a warehouse in Rio de Janeiro as part of the ArtRio fair,” according to New York Times reporter Carol Vogel. The fair runs Sept. 12 to 16 this year, and Ms. Vogel notes that Gagosian will have a booth at the fair as well. (As she points out, it’s a sensible play by Larry Gagosian: Brazil’s art market has exploded in recent years, along with its broader economy.) Read More


Pace Plans 9,000-Square-Foot Space in London’s Royal Academy

6 Burlington Gardens. (Wikipedia)

The Pace Gallery confirmed today that it has secured a two-floor, 9,000-square-foot space in London at the Royal Academy’s 6 Burlington Gardens building, ending years of speculation about its plans in the capital city, which is becoming an increasingly crowded art hub. Architect Sir David Chipperfield, who is handling a major renovation of the entire Academy that is set to be completed by 2018, will design the space. The new Pace branch will open in October, right before the Frieze Art Fair, with a two-person show of painter Mark Rothko and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Read More


Dia’s Downtown Dreams: Art Foundation Returns to 22nd Street With SOM-Approved Designs

Clad in the same redbrick, the three structures are meant to look unified while also expressing their unique character and history.

“Not to be critical of others, but a focus on art and a way to display art are hard things to find in the world,” Roger Duffy said during a recent tour of the Dia Foundation’s three buildings on West 22nd Street. “When I meet many artists, I ask them what their favorite museums are, and there aren’t many. There’s a lot of investment going on, but not much else.” Read More