Sean Scully to Cheim & Read

Sean Scully, Wall Of Light Haze,  2012. (Courtesy of Cheim & Read.)

Cheim & Read gallery in Chelsea now represents Irish-born painter and printmaker Sean Scully, according to Adam Sheffer, a partner at the gallery. Mr. Scully, who is best known for his large abstract canvases filled with brushy recentangles, approached Cheim & Read last year to propose showing there. He was previously represented by Galerie Lelong, which last presented a solo show of his work in 2009. Read More


Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin of L&M Arts Will Part Ways, Go Solo

French Consulate's Celebration of XXVI Biennale des Antiquaires Scenographer Karl Lagerfeld

Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin, partners since 2005 in L&M Arts, are parting ways. Carol Vogel has the scoop in her New York Times Inside Art column today. Ms. Lévy plans to open up shop elsewhere on the Upper East Side. The Dominique Lévy Gallery will open in the spring. Mr. Mnuchin will continue to helm the gallery that the two ran on East 78th Street as the Mnuchin Gallery. Read More


Horton Gallery to Expand to Chrystie Street [Updated]

55-59 Chrystie Street. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Horton Gallery, which runs a space in Chelsea, has just announced that it will be expanding to a 2100 square foot space in the L.E.S. The building, located at 55-59 Chrystie Street (between Hester and Canal), has something of a distinguished past. Originally the home of a brewery in the 19th century, in its more recent past, it served as an early recording studio for the Beastie Boys. It has also been the home to CANADA gallery for the past ten years. Read More


The National Exemplar Gallery Gets Down

Installation view of Artschwager at National Exemplar. (Courtesy National Exemplar Gallery)

The National Exemplar Gallery opened a year ago, and quickly earned a reputation for showing a mix of work by established talent and up-and-coming artists. But there was something unusual about it: its location, on East 54th Street. Aside from the strip of blue-chip dealers along 57th street—Pace, Marian Goodman—and, of course, MoMA, the area is something of an artistic no-man’s-land. And so it is perhaps not unexpected that Eneas Capalbo, the National Exemplar’s founder, is moving his gallery downtown. Read More


Paddy Johnson Named Art Editor at ‘L Magazine’

Paddy Johnson. (Courtesy

Arts blogger Paddy Johnson, who edits Art Fag City, has announced that she is the new art editor of The L Magazine. “Expect us to break a lot of it over here,” she wrote in a post today for The L Magazine. “We’ll also let you know what art events are worth your time, who’s doing stupid shit you can skip, and give you the earliest links to art memes you NEED TO KNOW. Awesome.” We got in touch with the blogger, curious as to just what would change with regard to her current duties at Art Fag City and The L Magazine. Read More


Princeton Appoints Sarah Charlesworth and James Welling Photography Professors

Princeton University. (Courtesy William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

“Pictures Generation” artists Sarah Charlesworth and James Welling have been named photography professors in the Visual Arts Program of Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, according to a note sent out by the e-flux e-mail service. Ms. Charlesworth, who will continue to teach at the School of Visual Arts, will be a lecturer; Mr. Welling, who chairs UCLA’s photography department, will be a visiting professor for the fall. Read More