New York-based gallerist Marian Goodman, 86, makes her first foray onto the London art scene with the launch of an exhibition space in Soho’s Golden Square. The gallery, which opened last week in a former Victorian factory, has been renovated by British architect David Adjaye.
More than 40 works by German artist Gerhard Richter, including new ‘Strip’, ‘Flow’ and ‘Doppelgrau’ paintings, are displayed as part of the inaugural exhibition. Goodman was responsible for introducing Richter’s bold visual style – he was a pioneer of the late-20th century New European Painting movement – to the American art world back in the 1980s. Today, he is the world’s most expensive living artist: last year, he broke records with the sale at auction of his Domplatz, Mailand (1968) for £24 million.
From January 2015, the gallery will present another first when it hosts Vietnam-born, Danish conceptual artist Danh Vo’s debut London solo show.
Marian Goodman Gallery, 5–8 Lower John Street, London W1F (mariangoodman.com)
Words: Frances Hedges
Image: Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery