BTW #7 - So Baroque That You Have No Monet

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Is the Contemporary art world growing or shrinking? Are there more or less opportunities for artists today than in past decades? What is the future gallery model? In this episode Eric and Ando talk about the mega-art dealer David Zwirner's expanding global empire. And how over recent years the mid-level galleries have been closing their doors. The closure of these mid-level galleries have often been due to poor finances, high operating costs, art fair expenses, and lack of new risk-taking collectors. New models are emerging to combat some of these pressures, but will any of them sustain? We also call attention to spaces like TEGN: Art-space (DK), Nordic Stories (SWE), The 14th Factory (US), and Condo (US).

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David Zwirner - New York Times

New Models - Nordic StoriesThe 14th FactoryCondo ComplexTEGN: Art-spaceokey-dokeyNew York Times article about several spaces. 

Books and other articles - Alain ServaisMagnus ReschSharon Louden

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.