New York, 10 January 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Art collector and real estate investor Robert M. Blumenthal has announced plans to open up a 1,000-square-foot, third floor gallery on New York’s Upper East Side, at 1045 Madison Avenue. The new location is only streets away from Skarstedt and Acquavella.
Commenting on the project via site Gallerist NY, which made the announcement, Blumenthal stated his intention to show “cutting-edge contemporary”, commenting, “There’s no one really doing that except for Bill Powers,” – whose Half Gallery is located above his wife, Cynthia Rowley, on East 78th Street.
The gallery’s opening show, to be unveiled on 12 February 2014, is to be a group display, featuring work by artist J. Patrick Walsh III (who works as JPW3), as well as pieces by Lucy Dodd, Sam Moyer and Gavin Kenyon, amongst others. The art collector has expressed a desire to approach his practice with a “project-based approach”. The collector follows several others to have turned to dealing in recent years, including Adam Lindemann, who opened his Venus Over Manhattan gallery in 2012, and Marc Strauss, who opened a space on Grand Street on the Lower East Side in the same year.