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Austin Eddy The Promise Of Spring, 2020 oil, flashe, colored pencil, paper on canvas in artists frame 50 x 32 in. (127 x 81.3 cm.)

Animal Kingdom – Digital Exhibition at Alexander Berggruen

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Through nearly 50 works by more than two dozen artists—including Lucian Freud, Walton Ford, and Paola Pivi—this online show explores the myriad creative attitudes that inform how animals manifest in contemporary art. Specific contexts explored in the exhibition range from domestic realms inhabited by pets and livestock to the wild landscapes known to bears, elephants, anteaters, and beyond.

Spanning the past four decades, the paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and other types of art on view in “Animal Kingdom” coalesce into a spectacle as elegant and chaotic as the natural world they evoke.

Brittney Leeanne Williams in the studio. Photo: Sarah Lawhead

Breakout Artists 2020: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers
Brittney Leeanne Williams

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Brittney Leeanne Williams’ paintings depict figures in transformation and bodies subject to unseen pressures or forces. In Williams’ own words, the figures twist and knot themselves into emotional landscapes. These figurative and pictorial inversions create a body-space continuum. Their postures hold tensions that connect the present moment to centuries past.

Brittney Leeanne Williams Blue Lemon Tree, 2019 oil on canvas 30 x 64 in. (76.2 x 162.6 cm.)

Brittney Leeanne Williams’ Deep Red Paintings Signal Female Trauma

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The Chicago-based artist’s rich, vivid works see her employ a recurring red figure who plays host to the experiences, emotions and memories of women.

The Coronavirus and the Art World

The Canvas speaks with Dominique Lévy, Casey Kaplan, Alex Logsdail, and Alexander Berggruen; four dealers representing four very different galleries that range considerably in both size and scope, to get their thoughts on an instantly altered art business, and what that means for the gallery ecosystem going forward. Alexander Berggruen, whose Upper East Side gallery space opened in October, has placed works by artists ranging from Ed Ruscha to Paul Kremer with collectors who acquired the pieces solely based on their digital images. The gallery has an online private view of its current exhibition, ‘Quarters: Anne Buckwalter, Dustin Hodges, JJ Manford, Brittney Leeanne Williams’ through its Artlogic platform that it has shared with its clients; and a 3D virtual-reality tour of the exhibition has been made publicly available via Matterport’s technology on the gallery’s website.

Installation paintings by Hulda Guzmán and Rebecca Ness

Katherine Bradford, Hulda Guzmán, Rebecca Ness

THE NEW YORKER

The second show at this new gallery, helmed by a third-generation art dealer, impresses with a trio of exciting painters.

Alexander Berggruen Words Installation Twombly, Braque, Klee, Basquiat, Ruscha

Tour the New NYC Art Gallery Industry Insiders Have Their Eyes On

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Alexander Berggruen debuts—with a show featuring John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Jonas Wood, Emily Mae Smith, and Richard Prince—in a renovated historic space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

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Editors’ Picks: 23 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

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In August, former Christie’s specialist Alexander Berggruen announced that he would become the latest dealer to defect from the auction world and venture out to open a private gallery with his name on the door. Taking over the address that once housed the uptown digs of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Berggruen’s eponymous gallery opens this Friday with a stacked group show called “Words,” focused on how artists have embraced the verbal in their practices. Heavy hitters known for their motto-based works, such as Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger, and Lawrence Weiner, will be represented, alongside the late Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who both have text slinking through their canvases. Younger artists such as Jonas Wood, Matthew Cerletty, and Emily Mae Smith will also have work in the show.

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Third-Generation Berggruen Carries His Family’s Legacy Forward

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The Yale-educated, San Francisco-born, Alexander Berggruen cuts an impressive figure at thirty-one years old. The son of Gretchen and John Berggruen, owners of the well-respected Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, and grandson of dealer, collector, and philanthropist Heinz Berggruen, it might surprise some to discover that Alex didn’t always intend to follow his family’s path in the art world. But after stints at BlockRock, Google, and ArtBinder, he ultimately ended up in the nexus for much of the art world, as a junior specialist in Christie’s Impressionist & Modern department in 2014.

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From Chelsea to the Upper East Side, New York’s Gallery Landscape Is Getting a Makeover Ahead of the Fall Season

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Make sure to consult Google Maps before you head out on your first gallery crawl this fall. Over the summer, there has been a mini-flurry of gallery moves and closings across New York City.

One major change is taking place in Chelsea, where mega-dealer Larry Gagosian has absorbed the storefronts next door to his already gargantuan 24th Street location. They were formerly home to Pace Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery.