After thirteen years and 440 liters of white paint, dealer Beth Greenacre announced that London’s Rokeby Gallery has closed its doors. Greenacre first opened the space with her husband, Ed, in the Fitzrovia neighborhood in 2005. In 2013, they moved the gallery to Clerkenwell.
While the reasons for the closure were not specified, Greenacre said in a statement: “First and foremost, we would like to thank the seventy-seven artists we have met and presented, many of whom have become close friends. We will continue to engage with the collectors, curators, writers, and collaborators and friends who have supported us over the years in our new roles within the art community. We look forward to updating you soon about our new endeavors as we move into 2018.”
Before establishing the gallery, Greenacre worked as curator of David Bowie’s collection for more than sixteen years. She met Bowie after graduating from the Courtauld Institute in 1999. The artists would collaborate on a number of projects together, including Bowieart, an online platform dedicated to supporting young artists, which launched in 2000.