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NYT Spotlights Post-Brexit Future for EU Art Market

October 18th, 2019

David Zwirner is in the NYT this week, talking about Brexit and how it has affected the future of the European art market. “I thought of having a second leg in Europe since a few years, but Brexit did accelerate that process,” he says. “There were opportunities in Europe we weren’t grabbing in the way we should.”


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Shirin Neshat Interviewed in Art Newspaper

October 18th, 2019

Shirin Neshat has some choice words about the Trump administration in an interview with Art Newspaper this week, as she opens a major retrospective at The Broad. “For me, the demon lives on both sides,” she says. “This US government is looking more and more like the Iranian government every day. I am cornered on both sides in a way, maybe not so badly yet in the US. At the moment the sanctions are killing Iran­—not just the government but the people too—and they are desperately trying to find a solution. And then in the US, my God—it is just going to hell. There are such profound problems: corruption, healthcare, education, the issue of poverty. ”
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Artist Accuses Gucci of Ripping Her Off for New Campaign

October 17th, 2019

Artist Sharona Franklin is accusing Gucci of ripping off the style and techniques in her work, after the artist was approached and signed an NDA for the company. “I gave them my full name, and then after that I never heard from them again,” she says, noting that she has suffered from multiple chronic illnesses that have caused issues with employers in the past. “I lost so many opportunities in the past by disclosing my disability to employers.” 
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Sperone Westwater

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Sperone Westwater Fischer was founded in 1975, when Italian art dealer Gian Enzo Sperone, Angela Westwater, and German art dealer Konrad Fischer opened a space at 142 Greene Street in SoHo, New York. (The gallery’s name was changed to Sperone Westwater in 1982.) The original goal of the gallery was to showcase European artists who had little or no recognition in the United States, along with a collection of American painters and sculptors to whom the three founders were committed. Notable early exhibitions include “Aspects of Recent Art from Europe,” a 1977 group show featuring important work by Joseph Beuys and Jannis Kounellis; a 1977 exhibition of minimalist works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Sol Lewitt; German artist Gerhard Richter’s first solo exhibition in New York in 1978; and the installation of one of Mario Merz’s celebrated glass and neon igloos in 1979 – part of the gallery’s ongoing dedication to Arte Povera artists, including Alighiero Boetti. Other early historical exhibitions in the Greene Street space featured the work of Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.

In 2002, Sperone Westwater moved from SoHo to a 10,000 square foot space on West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District. Today, almost 35 years after its conception, the gallery continues to exhibit the work of prominent artists of diverse nationality and age, who work in various media. Renowned American artists Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg have been with Sperone Westwater since 1975 and 1987, respectively. They are joined by established and internationally-recognized artists such as Malcolm Morley, Richard Long, Guillermo Kuitca, Evan Penny and William Wegman as well as a younger generation of artists like Tom Sachs, Charles LeDray, Wim Delvoye and Liu Ye. The gallery’s 2008-2009 exhibition schedule includes two major group shows, “Sculpting Time” and “ZERO in New York”, and solo presentations of work by Evan Penny, Susan Rothenberg and Bertozzi & Casoni. Also in 2009 Bruce Nauman will represent the United States of America at the Venice Biennale in an exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.