Exterior of Gagosian’s 20 Grosvenor Hill, London, location. Photo: Gagosian.

Gagosian Launches Advisory Firm, New York’s Lubov Gallery Relocates, and More

Veteran gallerist Rebecca Camacho is opening a new San Francisco gallery called Rebecca Camacho Presents. An exhibition of work by the Oakland-based artist Sahar Khoury will inaugurate the 928-square-foot space on May 16. Previously, Camacho worked at the Bay Area’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts for nearly two decades. In 2018, she left to launch the consulting firm Rebecca Camacho Fine Art Projects & Commissions.

Commenting on the new space, Camacho said: “Founding my own gallery gives me the ability to create a multi-faceted platform for the artists in my program. I see the space as expansive and experiential—a place to start a conversation that extends beyond its four walls. I believe in engagement across disciplines and boundaries, and I’m excited to create a program that reflects that diversity.” Located at 794 Sutter Street, the venue will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM and by appointment from Monday through Wednesday.

Lubov Gallery is relocating from Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood to Chinatown. Located at 5 East Broadway, the new space will open with “Great Expectations,” a project by the Brooklyn-based artist Phoebe Berglund on May 4. Olga Generalova, director of Zurich’s Galerie Maria Bernheim, will head the gallery with founder Francisco Correa Cordero. Lubov Gallery will also soon open an outpost in Zurich.

On Wednesday, Gagosian announced it’s launching an advisory firm that will be led by Laura Paulson, the former global chairman of twentieth-century art at Christie’s. The blue-chip gallery also named Andrew Fabricant, Paulson’s husband and a longtime director at Richard Gray Gallery in New York, as its first chief operating officer and established a twenty-four-member global advisory board to oversee its international development and business strategy. The independent group will operate separately from the gallery and report directly to the seventy-three-year-old dealer Larry Gagosian.

The new management structure marks a major shift for the gallery. The move will help streamline its operations, which now extend across sixteen locations in seven countries, and, according to Gagosian, “will enhance our client relationships, grow our global reach, and ultimately, maximize our platform to showcase the creative visions of our artists for years to come.”

Kelly Crow of the Wall Street Journal reported that the announcement seemed like the beginning of a succession plan that places Fabricant in position to eventually take over for Gagosian, but the dealer dismissed the idea, saying that he will remain “as engaged as ever” in the company.

Richard Gray Gallery has appointed Anastasia Karpova Tinari as director. She joins the gallery, which is based in New York and Chicago, after serving as director of Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago for almost six years. “Richard Gray is a really historic and globally respected gallery, and I think it’s also a time of growth and expansion for the gallery,” Karpova Tinari told Artnews. “My work has centered on advocating for contemporary artists, and I hope to continue doing that work here.”