Her proudest moment there was placing a painting by Kazimir Malevich in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011.The museum called the purchase of Painterly Realism of a Football Player—Color Masses in the 4th Dimension (1915) one of the most significant acquisitions in its history.Christophe van de Weghe, New York dealer After spending seven years as a salesman with Gagosian, from 1993 to 2000, Christophe van de Weghe has gone on to run a Madison Avenue gallery.Van de Weghe exhibits at top art fairs like Frieze Masters, Art Basel, TEFAF and FIAC.Known for exhibitions of modern masters like Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, and Pablo Picasso, he is also currently showing younger artists, like Sterling Ruby and Jonas Wood.Besides being a major force in the art market, his business is also a veritable talent factory, with Gagosian veterans going on to start their own galleries and ventures from New York to London.(Her own collection includes contemporary artists like Chris Ofili and Cornelia Parker.) She's also been seen snapping up multimillion-dollar artworks for her clients at auction; artnet News spotted her winning a .2-million canvas by Freud at Christie's New York this past May.
“Larry is one of the most brilliant people I've ever met," she says. He raised my game." Now a New York-based private dealer in Impressionist, modern and postwar art, Crane also works with English painter Cecily Brown on special projects and, with partner Caroline Schmidt, has started Ramble On Projects, which organizes traveling shows."My time at Gagosian was very empowering," she told artnet News by phone, "because he gave me total freedom, which allowed me to realize I was ready to go out on my own." Since opening her own gallery, she has focused on modern and historical exhibitions, following up on what she did while at Gagosian, where she organized shows like “Crossing the Channel," which shed light on the friendship among Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Alberto Giacometti.She describes it as her greatest achievement while working for Gagosian.Fabricant is well-versed on the auction side of the art market since his wife is Laura Paulson, deputy chairman of Christie's Americas.
He weighed in this past May with CNBC about record-breaking auction prices that he conceded were “insane," though he also maintained that the so-called art-market bubble is proving to be very sturdy over the last decade.
He deals in modern and contemporary artists from Carl Andre and Francis Bacon to Rudolf Stingel and Christopher Wool.