Perry Rubenstein Files for Bankruptcy in California

Art dealer Perry Rubenstein (Photo: Patrick McMullan Company)

Los Angeles dealer Perry Rubenstein has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to a report in Art in America. The news was first reported in the Baer Faxt. Mr. Rubenstein, who began as a private dealer, ran a Chelsea gallery on West 23rd Street from 2004 to 2011, when he left town for Los Angeles, opening a 9,500-square-foot space in Hollywood in 2012. Over the years he did shows with a wide variety of artists, including Robin Rhode, Jesper Just, Sturtevant and Diana Al-Hadid. Read More


Next Up on the Lower East Side: Kristen Lorello Gallery

Works by Higgins and Occhionero. (Courtesy the artists and Kristen Lorello)

The address 195 Chrystie Street, between Stanton and Rivington Streets on the Lower East Side, has been home to a practice space for the No-Neck Blues Band, the very tiny gallery Art Since the Summer of ‘69 (which billed itself as “the smallest gallery in the world”) and, recently, a branch of Eleven Rivington. Now it’s getting a new gallery, an eponymous operation by Kristen Lorello, a former associate director at Eleven Rivington. Read More


Grand Century: Artist Trio Starts Lower East Side Project Space

The resto. (Courtesy Google Maps)

The Lower East Side art district is pretty much completely out of control at this point, spreading out in every direction and growing ever denser with galleries. It’s wild!

The latest entrant to the rapidly growing scene comes from artists Dora Budor, Alex Mackin Dolan and Olivia Erlanger, who are converting their studio on the second floor of 286 Grand Street into a project space that will be open one weekend a month. It’s called Grand Century. Read More


Pace Gallery Pops Up in Silicon Valley

Downtown Menlo Park. (Wikipedia)

In mid-April, Pace Gallery will open a temporary branch in Menlo Park, Calif., in the former Tesla Motors headquarters there. Notable for its Silicon Valley wealth, Menlo Park, a town bordered by Palo Alto and Stanford, was deemed by CNN two years ago to be one of the “best places for the rich and single.”  Read More


Dodge Gallery Will Close

Installation view of 'Age of Small Things' at Dodge, 2014. (Courtesy Dodge Gallery)

The Lower East Side’s Dodge Gallery announced today that it will close after four years in business in a spacious former sausage factory at 15 Rivington Street. Kristen Dodge shared the news in an e-mail sent to the gallery’s mailing list with the subject line “Thank You.” Read More