高古軒立即挖角剛從對手畫廊離開的藝術代理人Fabricant

高古軒立即挖角剛從對手畫廊離開的藝術代理人Fabricant

 

高古軒畫廊,世界最大的畫廊,在Andrew Fabricant離開競爭對手理查德格雷畫廊(rival Richard Gray Gallery)後,立即挖角雇用了他。

Andrew Fabricant. 圖片來源|courtesy of Gagosian.

高古軒週三在一封電子郵件聲明中表示:63歳的Fabricant將於9月開始在紐約總部工作,但並未對他的職務內容加以說明。

其實此舉是Fabricant的回歸,他於1983年在洛杉磯的高古軒開始了自己的職業生涯。四年後,他轉到紐約,高古軒位於切爾西的新據點工作。細條紋西裝及厚邊眼鏡,身高6英尺2英寸的他在拍賣會上無處不在,他也協助搶先入手了安迪·沃霍爾和克里斯托弗·伍爾等傑出藝術家的作品。

Fabricant在聲明中說到:「Gagosian的全球平台以及對現代和當代藝術家的廣泛接受。畫廊的國際形象也深刻影響了新舊不同世代的藏家的品味和興趣。」這些因素都是讓我做出重要決定的原因。

Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea

高古軒畫廊,由拉里·高古軒(Larry Gagosian)於近四十年前創立,在美國,歐洲和亞洲擁有16個展覽空間,以及包括億萬富翁 Steve Cohen 及Leon Black在內的藏家名單。它代理了Brice Marden,Ed Ruscha和Anselm Kiefer等主要藝術家,並且有相當能力主辦博物館品質的展覽如Pablo Picasso,Claude Monet和Robert Rauschenberg。

Fabricant在6月底離開了工作22年的理查德·格雷(Richard Gray)。最近,Fabricant擔任其紐約分公司的董事,負責私人交易,並為客戶提供現代、戰後和當代藝術品的交易建議。 12月,由他成交高達3500萬美元的Willem de Kooning畫作是邁阿密巴塞爾藝術博覽會最昂貴的作品之一。

「他是一個重要的貢獻者,」Gray談到Fabricant「我很遺憾他離開了。」


Gagosian Gallery, the world’s biggest, hired veteran art dealer Andrew Fabricant shortly after his departure from rival Richard Gray Gallery.

Fabricant, 63, will start in September and be based in New York, Gagosian said Wednesday in an emailed statement that didn’t elaborate on his new role。

The move is a homecoming for Fabricant, who began his professional career with Gagosian in Los Angeles in 1983. Four years later, he transferred to New York to work at the gallery’s new Chelsea location. At 6-foot-2, he’s a ubiquitous presence at auctions, typically sporting thick-rimmed glasses and a pinstripe suit as he snaps up works by blue-chip artists such as Andy Warhol and Christopher Wool.

Gagosian’s global platform and broad embrace of both historical and contemporary artists was inspirational and important to me in this decision,” Fabricant said in the statement. “The gallery’s international profile has influenced and informed the tastes and interests of both a seasoned and new generation of collectors.”

The gallery, founded by Larry Gagosian almost four decades ago, has 16 exhibition spaces in the U.S., Europe and Asia and a client list that includes billionaires Steve Cohen and Leon Black. It represents major living artists such as Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha and Anselm Kiefer and has staged museum-quality exhibitions by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Robert Rauschenberg.

Fabricant left Richard Gray at the end of June after 22 years there, said gallery partner Paul Gray. Most recently, Fabricant was the director of its New York branch, conducting private transactions and advising clients on deals for modern, postwar and contemporary artworks. In December, its $35 million painting by Willem de Kooning was among the most expensive offerings at Art Basel Miami Beach.

“He was a big contributor,” Gray said of Fabricant. “I’m sorry to see him go.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-15/gagosian-hires-art-dealer-fabricant-after-he-exits-rival-gallery