Art market

Rumoured expansion west for Cheim & Read

While opening remains unconfirmed, it would be among a spate of other galleries branching out


Rumours are flying around West Hollywood that New York gallery Cheim & Read will open a branch in Los Angeles. The city has been attracting some prominent Manhattan dealers recently: L&M opened an LA space in September, and Matthew Marks plans to open a branch there, probably in early 2012. So, will Cheim & Read be the third in the troika to head to the west coast? “The Los Angeles market can’t be denied, and we find ourselves spending more and more time there,” said gallery partner Adam Sheffer, adding, “but nothing’s been confirmed yet.”

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Go west, young man? Gallery openings'