Some galleries closed
Cheim & Read’s façade. Courtesy of Cheim & Read.
Many more opened, expanded, and moved
Charles Moffett in his gallery, 2018. Courtesy of Charles Moffett, New York.
Big galleries attracted big names
New fairs entered the fray, and one exited
The Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore will host the inaugural ART SG fair in November 2019. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Auction houses lined up unusual lots
Xu Zhen, XUZHEN SUPERMARKET, 2016. Courtesy of XU ZHEN.
Portrait of Edmond de Belamy, 2018. Generative Adversarial Network print published by Obvious Art, Paris. © Obvious. Courtesy of Christie’s.
MoMA lost two top curators
Klaus Biesenbach. Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The New School.
British museums purchased two paintings by women
Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615–17. © The National Gallery, London. Courtesy of The National Gallery, London.
Leonora Carrington, Portrait of Max Ernst, circa 1939. © The Estate of Leonora Carrington, DACS, 2018. Courtesy of the National Galleries of Scotland.