The Easel

26th January 2021

In Making Gavin Brown a Partner, Barbara Gladstone Is Betting That You Can Get Big and Still Think Small

To understand the dramas being caused by mega-galleries, read this. Smallish New York gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, was superb at finding new artists but kept losing them to mega galleries. Largish Gladstone Gallery is renowned for looking after its artists but its founder is now in her 80’s. Their merger last year, a rare event, poses the question – can a gallery be viable without being a global selling machine? Many hope so.