Friday, June 3, 2016

William Eggleston now represented in NYC by the Zwirner Gallery

The New York Times brings news that Distinguished Southern Photographer William Eggleston is now represented in New York City by the David Zwirner Gallery, at 525 W 19th Street. 

The press release announcing this move is here.  

Zwirner's first event featuring Eggleston's work will be a show at the West 20th Street location of the Zwirner Gallery of work from Eggleston's Democratic Forest portfolio.

Eggleston was previously represented in The Big Apple by Larry Gagosian, who still lists Eggleson as one of his artists, go here.

The New York Times quotes Zwirner to the effect that "the photo community sometimes takes their own and holds them hostage," but "it's important for Eggleston's work to be seen among the great art that's being made. I know that's very important for him in choosing our gallery."  

This seems to be An Event in the art world of NYC, go here for the story from ArtNet, and here for the story from The Observer.

ArtNet says that "Eggleston's decision to leave Gagosian comes hot on the heels of Julian Schnabel quitting Gagosian to return to Pace Gallery, on the grounds that he "wanted to have a more human relationship with the person who was representing my work."

ArtNet concludes that Eggleston's move "seems to be becoming quite a trend, as in 2012, Yayoi Kusama also left Gagosian for Zwirner.

"Eggleston, Kusama, and Schnabel are not the only artists to crave a less business-like approach from the mega-gallery Gagosian, which has and continues to expand across the globe."

Ah, yes, the NYC Gallery scene, a form of art consumption that I neither have access to, nor understand. 


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