as President of Stone Art LCC in their online magazine. They also included a clip from the video,
“The Collector”, a rare look into the unique world of Allan Stone, one of the legendary dealers and collectors of his time.
Check it out here!
Check it out here!
With great pleasure, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position of President of Stone Art LLC in New York. Created from the estate of the legendary art dealer, Allan Stone, Stone Art LLC is the exclusive administrator of the Allan Stone Collection and oversees the gallery, Allan Stone Projects in Chelsea.
My team and I will be dedicated to divesting the extraordinary collection that Allan Stone accumulated with great passion during his lifetime. In the process we will be conducting private and auction sales, advising clients and participating in art fairs. We will be curating scholarly exhibitions drawn from the Collection and providing educational access to the works.
Allan Stone (1932-2006) was a pre-eminent dealer in modern and contemporary art and a prodigious collector of unparalleled appetite. He was a recognized expert on the work of Abstract Expressionists Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Barnett Newman and Franz Kline, among others. He was among the earliest supporters of Wayne Thiebaud and was his primary New York dealer for more than forty years. Stone promoted the activity of numerous artists with exhibitions in his renowned gallery from 1960 until his passing in 2006.
The vast collection amassed by Allan Stone includes Modern Masters, Contemporary Art, Tribal and Folk art, Americana and Decorative art. From John Chamberlain and Joseph Cornell to the Philadelphia Wire Man, from Tiffany lamps to Bugatti cars, Stone was enraptured with aesthetic expression in multiple forms and media. Sotheby’s and Christie’s have each held single-owner sales drawn from the Collection which together have generated more than $100 million.
My heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation go out to all of you for your friendship and support. Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you in my new role. My email address will remain the same for the near term. After September 2, 2014, you may reach me at Allan Stone Projects. I look forward to seeing you in New York and meeting at the various crossroads of the art world.
Allan Stone Projects 535 W 22nd St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10011 (212) 987-4997
I am pleased to report that I have returned to the arena of public speaking. Last month, three other panelists and myself were guests of Covington Capital Management at the “Women of Power” luncheon at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. Over 100 attendees gathered to hear a discussion about the nature of investing in art, it’s similarities and dissimilarities with other commodities.
The following week I was the guest speaker on a Webinar for Klein Artist Works in Chicago. Thirty artists were logged on internationally; the subject was the current state of the Artworld and aspects of career development for artists. The first question came from an artist online in India. It was 6:00 pm in Los Angeles and 7:30 am the following day in New Delhi. A global world, indeed!
Last week, I was invited to join a panel at Art San Diego moderated by the Director of the Timken Museum. This panel dealt with various aspects of collecting including acquisition, resale, installation, insurance and legal considerations. It’s clear that people want to gather, converse and learn. For me, it is always a pleasure to educate and to share information.
The New York Marathon had just ended as I began my own laps across the City. Beginning at the Museum of Modern Art, there’s no better way to exercise the eye and mind. On view through January 14, “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 -1938” is a dense show of the artist’s Surrealist years. Many beloved, familiar paintings hang alongside ones that are rarely seen. Collages, objects and photographs flesh out the exhibition and attest to Magritte’s unique, innovative eye and mind.
The New Photography 2013 exhibition at MOMA features eight international artists who are expanding the field of photography. Shared themes among the artists in the show include the merging of abstraction and representation, the examination of digital and analog technologies and story-telling that is both documentary and conceptually based. Brendan Fowler, who lives in Los Angeles, is of particular interest. Having visited his studio over a year ago, I am intrigued with his mash-up of images and his hybrid of painting, collage and photography.
On the third floor, “Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself” comprises a beautiful installation by an artist often overlooked in the current dialogue. Contemporary works from the MOMA collection on the second floor offers an overview of some of the most provocative of work of the past few years by artists such as Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Hammons and William Kentridge along with various videos by artists such as Eleanor Antin.