Today dealers Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin, the former partners in the L&M Arts gallery who parted ways last September to run galleries independently, announced that they will close the space in Venice, Calif., that they had continued to run. When they split last year, they said they planned to continue operating the L.A. gallery together. Read More
Just in case anyone was worried that Larry Gagosian is slowing down, he announced today that he will open a third gallery in London. Carol Vogel of The New York Times has the story in her Inside Art column.
The new 22,000-square-foot space is in the capital city’s Mayfair District, where rivals David Zwirner, Michael Werner and Pace have opened galleries recently. It sports 15 foot ceilings. Read More
The New York Times reports that federal agents have raided the Helly Nahmad gallery in the Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East side, “as part of an investigation in a gambling operation that focused on a Russian organized crime group that ran high-stakes poker games involving Wall Street financiers, Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes, according to people briefed on the matter.” Read More
Alex Zachary Peter Currie, one of the the Upper East Side’s—the city’s—most dependable, thrilling spaces for unusual contemporary art exhibitions is closing. The gallery sent out an e-mail this evening announcing that it was “winding down operations over the next month and will not reopen.” The partners were not immediately available for comment. Read More
Williamsburg gallery Parker’s Box will be closing their current location after their next show, which will also be the gallery’s 100th exhibition.
Alun Williams, the director of Parker’s Box, announced the news in an e-mail Tuesday evening:
“As Williamsburg becomes clothing boutique-land by day and party-land by night, it’s feeling less and less Read More
This spring, the Mary Ryan gallery on West 26th Street will undergo a major reorganization, bringing in former gallery employee Jeffrey Lee as a partner. The new gallery will be called Ryan Lee and is currently undergoing a renovation by SO-IL architects, the firm that designed Frieze New York’s tent. Read More
Artists Space’s Books & Talks venue, which opened in Tribeca last year, is home to a tastefully curated bookshop, has hosted numerous talks, screenings and discussions, and served as a studio for Peter Fend. Soon it will present its first fully fledged exhibition. On the evening of May 10, it opens “Documenting Cadere: 1972–1978,” which looks at the life and travels of the Polish-born artist André Cadere (1934–78), who’s best known for the thin, striped cylindrical sculptures he called Barres de Bois Rond—”round bars of wood.” Read More
Show Extensions! ‘Frozen Lakes’ at Artists Space and Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine Live On
A bit of exciting news this Monday morning: two very fine shows have received extensions to their runs. Ragnar Kjartansson’s nine-screen video piece at Luhring Augustine, “The Visitors,” now runs through this Saturday, March 23 (it had been scheduled to close March 16), and Artists Space’s rich and captivating “Pictures” update, “Frozen Lakes,” will now close Sunday, March 31. Read More
On the evening of March 3, two days before the opening of the Art Show, the Art Dealers Association of America’s annual art fair, 300 people—mostly ADAA members—gathered in the Waldorf-Astoria’s Empire Room to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary. The gala cocktail party was meant to take place last November, but Hurricane Sandy got in the way. Read More