Commercial galleries

The Week in Art podcast | Marlborough Gallery closes, Rose B. Simpson in New York, Caravaggio’s final painting

Looking back at the history of the pioneering dealership in post-war art, plus a thought-provoking new installation in Madison Square Park and Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula

Art marketcomment

Leadership shuffles show auction houses and mega-galleries rethinking the trade

In a stubbornly stagnant market, the big players are searching for new ideas that will bring sustained growth

Lehmann Maupin to debut latest seasonal space in Milan

Pop-up space syncs with spring events, furthering city’s growth as an art hub

Post-war art titan Marlborough Gallery to close after 80 years in business

The firm is winding down its operations globally and will sell off an estimated $250m of art

Brazilian galleries Jaqueline Martins and Sé merge to form Martins&Montero

The new joint venture will operate in São Paulo and Brussels, opening with solo shows of 2024 Venice Biennale artist Jota Mombaça

Pop-up Supper Club aims to make art in Hong Kong more accessible

Run by local curators and gallerists, the event enables a relaxed experience while promoting regional works

Art marketanalysis

James Fuentes staying true to downtown roots at new Tribeca headquarters

After 17 years on the Lower East Side, the New York gallerist holds forth on his move to “the middle of the conversation”

Bay Area galleries descend on Frieze Los Angeles

Representatives of Northern California’s tight-knit art community make the journey south

In pictures: Frieze Los Angeles’s Focus section explores the notion of ‘ecologies’

Essence Harden, the curator of the section for young galleries, picks out some highlights

After a surge in Los Angeles galleries, competition for staff heats up

From assistants to senior directors, the city is ripe with opportunity as the local art market continues to mature

Richard Saltoun will open a New York gallery in May

The space’s debut show will be dedicated to Canadian artist Jan Wade, her first solo exhibition in the US

For its fifth edition, Frieze Los Angeles fine-tunes its approach to a flourishing local art scene

The fair continues to foreground local artists and galleries while serving as a global entry point to the southern Californian city

How artist-run gallery The Pit is helping to form a new art district in Los Angeles

The founders are breaking the mould by moving into the Eastside neighbourhood Atwater Village—with others soon to follow

Meet the next generation of Los Angeles galleries

Even as out-of-town dealers open outposts in Hollywood and Melrose Hill, a fast-rising cohort of local artists, gallerists and curators is experimenting and thriving

Dozens of Los Angeles galleries will mount science-related shows for the Getty’s next PST Art programme

More than 40 galleries in the city will stage shows that resonate with PST Art’s focus on the intersections of art and science

Blum Gallery looks back on three decades of bringing Japanese contemporary art to the US

The gallery’s 30th-anniversary show chronicles the Japanese art movements it has had a hand in popularising across the Pacific

Ukrainian dealer gives the country’s emerging artists a foothold in Hollywood

Lia Snisarenko launched Art Axcess in her home last September to showcase contemporary art from Ukraine

Joan Snyder joins Thaddaeus Ropac for Europe and Asia representation

The 83-year-old American abstract painter has been working for six decades

Michael Werner Gallery to open Los Angeles branch in May

The inaugural exhibition will feature the unlikely pairing of works by Markus Lüpertz and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Perrotin pulls out of Dubai gallery and ends secondary market collaboration in Paris

The prominent French dealer has ceased his partnership with Tom-David Bastok and Dylan Lessel

Simon Lee gallery’s £10m debt revealed in insolvency report

Records show the London gallery owes artists more than £1m—while US dealer Stefan Simchowitz demands return of consigned works

Collaborative approach fuels rise of San Francisco’s Friends Indeed gallery

Founder Micki Meng shows that working with like-minded gallerists can be an art trade superpower

Instagram-famous Australian gallerist charged with nine counts of theft

Tove Langridge faces up to five years in prison if convicted in the criminal case

Hong Konganalysis

Those who stay: the Hong Kong artists fighting for a brighter future

Despite governmental intimidation of arts entities, the high cost of living and the lure of better opportunities abroad, many artists are choosing to remain in the city

London's newest gallery seeks to combat a market obsessed with painting

The pair behind Palmer Gallery hope to be a “spiritual successor” to neighbouring Lisson Gallery by showing works that might struggle to get a commercial platform

Lagos's Rele Gallery to expand into Europe with new London space

The gallery was founded in the Nigerian city in 2015 and has since added an outpost in Los Angeles

Crime news

Suspect arrested in murder of dealer Brent Sikkema

A detective told local media that police are investigating theft leading to homicide

Former Victoria Miro senior director goes it alone with experimental London project

Matt Carey-Williams is looking to shake up the traditional gallery model by bringing “all the protagonists around the table in a slightly different way”

‘Competition replaced by culture of generosity’? Condo London makes post-pandemic return

This month, 50 international galleries are taking part in the gallery sharing model across the UK capital