The Easel

7th September 2021

New dealer partnership between Lévy Gorvy, Salon 94 and Amalia Dayan hints at post-pandemic shift in traditional gallery model

Covid-related losses and competitive pressures are leading to strange-looking deals. Small specialist galleries are bulking up. Auction houses are adding services that overlap with art fairs and galleries. Now a group of galleries and art advisers are merging to create … what? “A hybrid” admits one participant, one that creates more shows but reduces artist representation. “Perhaps [this] means the end of the traditional gallery as we know it.”