Looking forward with Max Teichner of Gagosian Gallery
WELL-RECEIVED EXHIBITIONS IN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED MUSEUMS ADD INCOMPARABLE STATURE TO A CONTEMPORARY ARTIST’S REPUTATION. THE COLLECTING PUBLIC AND ART MARKET IS ENCOURAGED BY THIS CRITICAL AND CURATORIAL ACCLAIM. THE MUSEUM OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION’S RECOGNITION OF AN ARTIST WHO IS CONTINUING TO PRODUCE OFFERS COLLECTORS, CURATORS AND THE ART GOING PUBLIC THE OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW AN ARTIST’S PRACTICE EVOLVED AND CONNECT FURTHER WITH THE WORK. THE ART BOOM AND PUBLICITY SURROUNDING RECORD PRICES AT AUCTION AS WELL AS THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF ART THANKS TO ONLINE AUCTIONS, INSTAGRAM, INTERNATIONAL FAIRS THAT ARE A MIX OF SOCIAL EVENTS, CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AND ART, AS WELL AS THE OVERALL GENERAL GROWTH OF GLOBAL WEALTH, HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY BOOSTED MUSEUM ATTENDANCE.
GAGOSIAN ARTISTS HAVE STRONG INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION IN THE MUSEUM SECTOR OF THE ART WORLD. THIS SUMMER ALONE, THE DE YOUNG IN SAN FRANCISCO PRESENTS ED RUSCHA AND THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST; IN MONACO, THE GRIMALDI FORUM PRESENTS THE WORK OF FRANCIS BACON FROM A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: THE INFLUENCE OF FRENCH CULTURE DURING BACON’S MONEGASQUE PERIOD.
A SURVEY OF THE ICONOCLASTIC WORK OF STERLING RUBY IGNITES THE GRAND ROOMS OF THE WINTER PALACE AT THE BELVEDERE, VIENNA, A STARTLING JUXTAPOSITION AND COMMENTARY ON THE CELEBRATION OF WARFARE EXPOUNDED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY, THE STAEDEL MUSEUM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION OF GEORG BASELITZ’S CELEBRATED “HEROES” SERIES.
TODAY, THE LRFA BLOG IS VERY PLEASED TO SPEAK WITH MAX TEICHER OF GAGOSIAN GALERY ABOUT ITS CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AND FUTURE PLANS.
MAX, THANK YOU. GAGOSIAN GALLERY HAS ORGANIZED EXHIBITIONS OF THE SCOPE AND SIGNIFICANCE THAT ARE OFTEN ONLY FOUND IN A MUSEUM. WHAT ARE SOME OF THESE EXHIBITIONS AT THE GALLERY THAT WERE THE MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?
Ever since we’ve been collaborating with distinguished curators, it has allowed us to serve as both an artist venue and educational venue for collectors and art enthusiasts. Specifically exhibitions like In the Studio Photographs and In The Studio Painting brought together some artists that we don’t typically show or represent.
Curated by John Elderfield and Peter Galassi, the subject of the artist’s studio in works of art is a very large one with a long history: The spaces where art is made, and the means by which it is made in that space, have proved fascinating to both its creators and its viewers. The aim of this pair of exhibitions is to explore important themes in the development of the subject within these two mediums.
HOW WOULD YOU ANALYZE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE ART WORLD SINCE YOU BEGAN AT GAGOSIAN? WHAT DIRECTION DO YOU THINK WE CAN NOW ANTICIPATE?
In my eight years here I can confidently tell you that the contemporary art world has expanded significantly with more galleries, more collectors, and more exhibited artists. This is wonderful in all aspects and I see this only increasing with time. More eyes on art allows the art world to be less intimidating and more inviting to new collectors.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EXHIBITIONS WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO AT GAGOSIAN IN THE MONTHS AHEAD?
I am excited by the recent opening of our San Francisco gallery. The inaugural exhibition is Plane.Site.
PLANE.SITE a cross-generational exhibition of modern and contemporary artists organized by Sam Orlofsky to inaugurate the San Francisco gallery.
“Plane.Site” explores the dynamic exchanges between drawing and sculpture, in the work of artists from the modern post-war period to the present day. To that end, each participating artist is represented by a work in both two and three dimensions.
I hope everyone visits the new space when they travel to San Francisco!
MAX, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC CONTRIBUTION.
IN OUR NEXT POST, THE LRFA BLOG IS VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME BACK PROFESSOR ELLEN WINNER, PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT BOSTON COLLEGE, AND HER CO-AUTHOR, JENNIFER DRAKE, PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CUNY, WITH THEIR RECENT ARTICLE ON PREDICTING ARTISTIC BRILLIANCE – CERTAINLY A TOPIC OF INTEREST TO COLLECTORS AND CURATORS ALIKE!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!