Make sure to consult Google Maps before you head out on your first gallery crawl this fall. Over the summer, there has been a mini-flurry of gallery moves and closings across New York City.
One major change is taking place in Chelsea, where mega-dealer Larry Gagosian has absorbed the storefronts next door to his already gargantuan 24th Street location. They were formerly home to Pace Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery.
Boone, who was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in February for tax evasion, has closed her gallery. Her midtown location on West 57th Street will be taken over by Yares Art, which specializes in Color Field painting, according to ARTnews. Meanwhile, Pace is vacating its former space to unveil a glittering, consolidated new headquarters a block away on 25th Street in September.
The new Gagosian location, first reported by Bloomberg, is reportedly a long-term lease. A Gagosian representative did not respond to artnet News’s request for comment.
Fresh Blood Uptown
The gallery landscape is shifting uptown, too. Art dealer and former Christie’s associate vice president Alexander Berggruen is taking over the lease for Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery’s space at Madison Avenue and 78th Street on the Upper East Side this fall, marking his first solo foray into the gallery world. (The news was first reported by the Canvas.)
Berggruen, whose parents’ eponymous San Francisco gallery is marking its 50th anniversary this year, told artnet News that the deal came about in talks with owner David Nash, who had been considering moving to a smaller uptown space that was more focused on private sales. The location of the new, by-appointment showroom will be announced this fall; Mitchell-Innes & Nash will retain its Chelsea flagship on West 26th Street.
While Chelsea was once the go-to locale for an ambitious new gallery, Berggruen…
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