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Blum & Poe begins hunt for Manhattan space

The Los Angeles dealership Blum & Poe (2.1/J18) plans to open a space in Manhattan. The gallery will “focus on our artists who currently do not have representation in New York, in addition to very specific projects, both historical and otherwise,” says Tim Blum, the gallery’s co-founder. Several of these artists were included in the acclaimed Mono-Ha exhibition staged by the gallery in Los Angeles last year. “That was the impetus behind the New York move,” Blum says. “We will be showing artists including Kishio Suga, Köji Enokura and Nobuo Sekine." Sekine’s Phase of Nothingness—Black, 1977-78, is on show at Unlimited with an asking price of $425,000. The gallery has yet to find a space in New York, but its director Matt Bangser will move to Manhattan in August to concentrate on the search. “We want a townhouse with a good parlour floor for exhibitions,” Blum says.

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