Commercial galleries

Hollywood talent agency to expand its contemporary art footprint with new gallery in Atlanta

UTA Artist Space's second gallery, with a former professional basketball player as head of sales, show the agency zeroing in on the lucrative crossover possibilities between the art market and high-earning sports and entertainment figures

Los Angeles is open for business again

With mega-galleries heading west and a dynamic local scene, the city is realising its market potential

New takes on Old Masters in a landmark of Old Hollywood

New York-based Half Gallery has taken over the home of Dorothy Arzner, one of the most successful lesbians in Hollywood in the first half of the 20th century

'Totally Kafkaesque': Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs spaces still paralysed by pandemic

Most Los Angeles art institutions have reopened while complying with Covid-19 safety measures—except those run by the city

In pictures: our pick of Frieze Los Angeles

From large-scale sculptures to hanging installations, this year's fair is living large

Pace and David Zwirner’s new Los Angeles branches expected to test local loyalties

The mega-galleries are planning local outposts, posing challenges for the homegrown Los Angeles galleries who share their artists

Berlin gallery fights eviction by property company majority-owned by billionaire art patron Nicolas Berggruen

Semjon H.N. Semjon has occupied the property in the city's Mitte district for 21 years and has launched a legal challenge against his landlord

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Eternal return: Italian museums to sell digital copies of masterpieces by Leonardo, Caravaggio and Modigliani

Replicas of works from four institutions, including the Uffizi, will be sold as NFTs by Unit London gallery

With pop-up rents on the rise, formerly nomadic Guts Gallery opens permanent space in Hackney

The London gallery has made a name for championing underserved voices in the art world and will open its new space with Morris dancers and the "smell of Yorkshire"

Two Latin American galleries expand into a shared space in New York

“For Latinos to be able to compete, we have to work together. It’s completely natural, it’s a part of the Latino experience,” says Omayra Alvarado, one of the founders of the Colombian gallery Instituto de Visión

Pace expands West Coast footprint, merges with the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin

The merger continues a trend of mega-galleries expanding their presence in California

A career-spanning, six-venue exhibition of the painter Rochelle Feinstein’s work opens in galleries across the US and Europe

The multi-venue show reflects the artist’s kaleidoscopic practice and proves there’s an organic way for mid-size galleries to put on a global exhibition

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Edel Assanti launches new London gallery in former Fitzrovia haberdashery

Gallery co-founders Jeremy Epstein and Charlie Fellowes discuss renovating the Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts building which opens this week with a show of new work by Noémie Goudal

'Business is good and I need more space': Ben Brown opens pop-up gallery in London with Vik Muniz show

The Mayfair-based dealer has taken the space on Grosvenor Street until the end of May, but might extend

Pace will launch a project space in Tribeca, with founder Arne Glimcher at the helm

“Gallery 125 Newbury is about expanding my own story...about going full circle, back to the little gallery I once had,” Glimcher said of the new space in Manhattan's booming art district

As the direct-to-consumer model for selling art gains ground, where does it leave traditional dealers?

As peer-to-peer trading disrupts the market, bricks-and-mortar galleries must reconsider what they offer collectors

Exhibitions’ carbon footprints come under growing scrutiny

New reports from Artists Commit, which analyse the life cycle of a show, join an increasingly broad push for transparency and data sharing to promote a more climate-conscious sector

London Gallery Weekend announces 2022 dates and a new focus on UK regional museums

Last year's inaugural edition saw 140 galleries take part in the city-wide event

Shots fired: South Korea's galleries plan sale to 'warn' auction houses against speculation and 'extreme capitalist logic'

Seoul's biggest auction houses have allegedly violated an agreement made with Galleries Association Korea to ensure "healthy balance" within the art market

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Norwegian artist opens huge 'art space' near the Arctic Circle—which, despite appearances, is a commercial gallery

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen—one of Norway's richest artists— has funded Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst (KUK) in his hometown of Trondheim. But what exactly is its business model?

Jenni Crain, artist and dealer at Gordon Robichaux gallery in New York, has died of Covid-19, aged 30

She "championed women, particularly those who made important contributions to the development and legacies of feminism"

What to do when faced with adversity? Hannah Traore set to open her namesake gallery in 2022

The 26-year-old decided to launch a business, focusing on marginalised artists, after the pandemic forced Fotografiska to temporarily close and she lost her job

Confessions of a dealer: Sibylle Friche

We talk to the Chicago-based dealer and director of Document about what keeps her up at night, the spa at the Standard Hotel and dream jobs in the south of France

In the art world, divorce—and marriage—can be expensive

Simone Leigh's departure from Hauser & Wirth in favour of Matthew Marks is not the first high-profile artist/gallery split—here are a few more notable break-ups

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Artists wield the power now: why Simone Leigh's departure from Hauser & Wirth (to join Matthew Marks) is indicative of a broader trend

As the whole art world starts to question traditional norms, the artist said she was "still figuring out what I want from a primary gallery relationship"—time will tell if she has now worked it out

Can Palm Beach last as an art market hub?

The south Florida town, awash with ultra-wealthy retirees, has seen a rise in art market power players since the start of the pandemic

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Nagel Draxler gallery to launch Berlin space dedicated to NFTs and blockchain-related art

Curator, dealer and NFT artist Kenny Schachter will inaugurate the gallery in January

How China's museums are cosying up to commercial galleries for big-ticket exhibitions

Dealers are eagerly filling curatorial gaps in new museums with shows for their artists, but does the market hold too much sway?

'I wanted to prove that you could take younger artists and have it work out for the gallery': exhibition opens in tribute to influential New York gallerist Martha Jackson

Show aims to draw more attention to the overlooked work of the postwar Manhattan-based art dealer whose gallery is now occupied by Hauser & Wirth