In the trade
By The Art Newspaper. Market, Issue 191, May 2008
Published online: 01 May 2008
Amy Cappellazzo (below), Christie’s co-head of post
war and contemporary art,
and Jeanne Sloane, head of its silver and vertu department for the Americas, have further been appointed as deputy chairmen of Christie’s Americas.
New York photography dealer Bruce Silverstein has expanded into a second gallery at 529 West 20th Street. The new Silverstein Photography/ 20 gallery will be dedicated
to emerging photographic-based artists. The new space opened with a solo show of work by Italian-born artist Maria Antonietta Mameli (until 14 June).
Galerie Zürcher, which has been based in Paris for the past 15 years, is opening a second gallery in New York this month. Zürcher Studio, currently being renovated, is based in the former studio of sculptor Joel Shapiro on 33 Bleecker Street. The gallery says it decided to open the space following the opening of the nearby New Museum in the Bowery.
Private art dealer Amalia Dayan picked up a Lilliputian townhouse at only 12.5 feet wide on East 77th Street right off Madison Avenue for $5.2m recently. The 101 year old, neo-Georgian edifice had once been leased by old masters dealer Richard Feigen but he never moved in claiming it was too tiny. Even so, Ms Dayan’s new offices are right across the street from where she and her art collector husband Adam Lindemann will soon reside.
Boo Saville, sister of painter Jenny, held her first exhibition at Martin Summers’ gallery in Chelsea last month in what was a swan song for the dealer. Mr Summers has now closed up shop, and has bought a house in Uruguay. He will continue to deal in art from his Chelsea home right next to the gallery, and says he will be splitting his time between his Uruguayan and British homes.
After 18 years working for antiques dealer Mallett in London and New York, James Harvey has persuaded his former employers to back his new gallery dedicated to 18th to 20th-century British paintings, which was set to open in West London as we went to press. Mr Harvey has acquired ten works by sporting painter Sir Alfred Munnings from an American collector, which he will show in his new space during the Ascot races (17-28 June).
British modern art dealer Caroline Wiseman has put the gallery’s backroom online. Her Modern Art Collectors Club is an invitation-only website on which clients can survey works not available for public consumption. She believes this will suit consignors who, “for sentimental reasons”, do not want their wares on public view.
On 17 April, Berlin dealer Volker Diehl opened his own exhibition space in Moscow, in the Smolenskaya property once occupied by the city’s very first gallery in 1978. Diehl and Gallery One’s opening show is of US artist Jenny Holzer, “Like Truth” (until 18 May), held in collaboration with Sprüth Magers.
Christie’s continues to invest in its Dubai office and has appointed Hala Khayat as a specialist reporting to William Lawrie, head of contemporary art in the Middle East. Ms Khayat previously worked for Art House,
a gallery in Damascus.
London’s Thomas Gibson Fine Art is currently representing Kashmiri artist Raqib Shaw after he cancelled his show this month at Jeffrey Deitch in New York, (no reasons were given). Thomas Gibson will show 16 new works in October: Shaw is apparently working “day and night” to finish them in time for the opening. He was previously represented in London by Victoria Miro.
Other artists on the move include Hernan Bas, who has moved from New York dealer Daniel Reich to Lehmann Maupin, and Ron Arad (right) who used to show with the late Edward Totah in the 1990s, and will now be represented by Timothy Taylor gallery in London. Arad will design the gallery’s stand at Frieze
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