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Banksy’s longtime agent steps away from the gallery world

Steve Lazarides, Banksy’s former agent, and co-founder of London-based Lazinc gallery, is walking away from the gallery world. Speaking to the Art Newspaper, he expressed frustrations with the “snobbery of the art world” and the difficulty of being in the mid-market range. “I never fucking wanted to be a gallerist, I never wanted to sell […]

Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art responds to critical open letter saying they will downsize due to funding

On August 20th, more than 120 artists, curators, and dealers posed an open letter opposing the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art’s decision to deaccession the majority of items within their collection. The di Rosa Center was originally founded as the di Rosa Preserve in 2000 to promote and support artists in Northern California and […]

Community group opposes museum for Pulse nightclub massacre

The owner of Pulse nightclub in Florida, where 49 people were killed in a 2016 mass shooting, has announced plans to build a private museum in honour of the victims. Survivors and families of victims however, have come forward in opposition. According to their website, families and survivors have come together to form an organization called […]

David Zwirner Gallery expands to Paris ahead of Brexit

Just months after the Goodman Gallery announced they’d be expanding their South Africa-based gallery to London this fall, David Zwirner, one of the art industry’s biggest gallery names, announced plans to expand to Europe. Set to open in just a few months, the Zwirner gallery will then have its first continental Europe gallery in Paris. […]

Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas and others, demand that the National Portrait Gallery breaks with BP

Art sponsorship and institutional donations have proven to be delicate and controversial matters, especially heightened in the past few years with the Sackler saga. Museums often rely on outside financial help to operate but at the same time such help often requires endorsing corporations, families or institutions that come with their own set of issues. […]

Frieze’s Jo Stella-Sawicka named as the direct Goodman Gallery’s London expansion

Jo Stella-Sawicka has been named by the Goodman Gallery as the director of their London gallery set to open this Autumn. For nearly a decade, Stella-Sawicka has been a part of Frieze’s leadership team in London contributing to the growth of the fair in recent years. As artistic director for the fair, she oversaw the […]

Goodman Gallery to expand to London

The Goodman Gallery, one of Africa’s leading art galleries, announced yesterday that this fall, they will open their third location. Joining their Cape Town and Johannesburg spaces will be a new gallery space in London located on Cork Street in Mayfair. The gallery will be the first permanent gallery to come to the revitalized street […]