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• Martin Klosterfelde, who founded the Berlin gallery Klosterfelde, has joined Sotheby’s European Contemporary Art team as a senior director and senior specialist, based in London.
• London art fair Art16 has announced that it will not be organising a 2017 edition but plans to relaunch early in 2018.
• Yares Art Projects (YAP) will open its first New York gallery this autumn at 745 Fifth Avenue. The 5,800-sq.-ft fourth-floor space was previously the McKee Gallery.
• London’s Skarstedt Gallery has moved from its previous location on Old Bond Street to a larger, 5,000-sq.-ft space on Bennet Street, with the Ritz Hotel as a neighbour. The space was formerly occupied by the Portland Gallery.
• Ibid Gallery has opened a new space in Los Angeles at 670 S Anderson Street. The 13,000-sq.-ft gallery is made up of connected warehouses converted into three exhibition spaces.
• Olivier Malingue, formerly of the Paris-based Malingue gallery, is opening a space in Mayfair, London, on 5 October. The gallery will focus on post-war and contemporary art.
• Kamel Mennour is opening a small London gallery in Mayfair this month, while Almine Rech opens a second, much larger space in the UK capital. Rech also launches in New York this month.
• The design gallery Demisch Danant has just moved its New York gallery from Chelsea to Greenwich Village, doubling its space. “Our collector base has also far more than doubled,” says Suzanne Demisch, who specialises in French design dating from the mid-20th century to the 1970s and later.
• New York’s Anton Kern Gallery is heading to Midtown. “Since construction just started yesterday, I really can’t say when it will be completed,” says the architect Markus Dochantschi, of studioMDA, but he says it could be in November.
• London’s Seventeen Gallery is opening a Lower East Side outpost next month. “When I saw that we could take on a space directly opposite the New Museum, the venue seemed perfect to showcase artists I admire,” says the dealer Dave Hoyland.
• Sophia Contemporary Gallery in London has added its first artist estate to its roster. It now exclusively represents the estate of the Lebanese Modernist sculptor Alfred Basbous in the UK. London’s Carroll/Fletcher now represents the New York-based artist Joshua Citarella, and Tiwani Contemporary in London represents the Angolan photographer Délio Jasse. Dominique Lévy in New York and London now represents the estate of Carol Rama. Carlos Bunga is now represented by New York’s Alexander and Bonin.