Blog: Galleries

Can an Outsider Artist Win His $100 Million Lawsuit Against NYC’s Five Major Museums?

en | After almost a half-century of fighting the art establishment for recognition, Robert Cenedella finally had his day in court on Monday, December 17. Appearing before the judge of New York’s Southern District, the outsider artist’s lawyers argued that his $100 million lawsuit against New York’s top museums should continue to trial so that litigators might uncover a potential conspiracy linking those cultural institutions to the art market’s top five galleries in a pay-to-play scheme.

Article by Zachary Small


How galleries are adapting to lure digital natives

en | According to TEFAF’s 2017 art market report, the internet is the second most fruitful platform for meeting new clients. Half of the dealers surveyed say they meet 20–40 percent of their new buyers on the web. And more than two-thirds anticipate that the internet will become increasingly important as a way to meet clients in the future.

A survey of New York galleries reveals similar trends.

Article by Taylor Dafoe

Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth on what caused his gallery to fail

en | Recently when the Swiss art dealer Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth announced the closure of his Basel gallery in an emotional letter, an outpouring of surprise and sadness from the art community spread out across social media. At a time of mounting challenges for smaller art galleries, the letter struck a chord with its cri de coeur about the «alienation» Freymond-Guth felt from the art world’s «growing demand in constant global participation, production, and competition,» which led him to question a system that «works only for a tiny amount of artists and galleries.»

Article by Henri Neuendorf