Javier Pes

Javier Pes Steps Down as Editor of Art Newspaper

After working at the Art Newspaper for almost a decade, Javier Pes is stepping down as editor of the publication this fall. He joined the company in 2008, was appointed deputy editor in 2009, and became editor in June of last year. “This has been a hard decision to make but the time feels right to leave at the top of my game to write about a greater variety of artists and museums and pursue other projects,” said Pes.

Chairman of the Art Newspaper, Anna Somers Cocks, who praised Pes’s thoroughness, professionalism, and respect for the truth, said that the publication will be hiring a new senior editorial leader “who can build on this good work and expand the brand into new kinds of reporting and activities.”

The announcement follows interim CEO James Hewes’s decision to leave the Art Newspaper earlier this month to join FIPP as president and CEO.