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Gertrude’s First Salon in Mexico City

Yesterday, Gertrude held its first Salon in Mexico City. The Salon, entitled Conversaciones Rurales, was curated by Karen Huber with artist Álvaro Castillo. Here are some images from the Salon. We can’t wait for more Gertrude Salons in Mexico!





June 26, 2014 0
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The New York Times tmagazine was kind enough to profile us last Sunday.

With Pop-Up Salons, Art Is Demystified

Gertrude Stein’s Legacy Lives On in Pop-Up Art Salons”

A couple of our great curators and guests were interviewed and listed in the article, too. Also some of the partners who dared make Salons happen like the newmuseumphillipsauction and Paul Cooper Gallery.

Thanks to all of you for helping make this Salon movement happen. We’re super excited here at Gertrude about what’s to come. 



June 19, 2014 1 Share this

Gertrude Salon with Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner


Yesterday Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner took Gertrude inside the private storage facility which hosts their 800+ piece contemporary art collection, pending its donation to @whitneymuseum and @pompidoufoundation. One of the most significant collection of our time. Here is a self portait by @alexisrael #alexisrael . Thank you @twartadvisory !

A Collector’s Life in a Vault by Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner
A salon in a private storage facility

Tuesday, May 20 / 8:00pm to 9:00pm /

A select few individuals get to discuss art with Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, two of the most important art collectors and advisors in the world. Even fewer have ever been inside the pair’s private storage facility that houses their immense art collection, which the pair recently promised to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

On May 20, Westreich and Wagner will lead a private tour of their collection and storage facility as they discuss how to build, maintain and store an art collection.

This tour will also serve as a celebration of the pair’s recent book Collecting Art for Love, Money and More, published by Phaidon. Join us, Phaidon and the Wagners for an exclusive experience that will address the realities of art collecting, straight from the experts themselves.


April 28, 2014 0
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Buying Contemporary & Modern Prints at Auction
A salon led by phillips’ editions specialist

Monday, April 21 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm / Midtown

Buying Contemporary & Modern Prints at Auction

Blockbuster headlines might skew your impression of who buys art at auctions, but you don’t need to be a millionaire to build a great collection. Much of the art offered at auction is more accessible that you think. From Richard Serra to Keith Haring, original prints and editions are an affordable way to can give your collection art-historical value and blue-chip cache.

In this salon, directors Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, who specialize in contemporary and modern editions, will walk you through Phillips’s upcoming Editions sale, offering an insider’s take on what to look for, what to watch out for, and how much to spend.

For the new collector, it will provide an understanding of what gives editioned works their value — knowing when a Basquiat is a better buy than a Bacon. For the more seasoned collector, it will be an opportunity to learn from the experts about being a savvy buyer and developing an eye for spotting blue-chip gems.

Cary Leibowitz

A renowned expert in the field of contemporary printmaking and multiples, Cary specializes in Pop Art and contemporary works produced in editions. Cary is a passionate collector and an artist himself whose collection, artwork and expertise have been cited in Art + Auction, Art on Paper, Sunday New York Times Design magazine, World of Interiors and Casa de Arbitare. He is a regular speaker on the subject of collecting and contemporary editions for museum and gallery groups. In 2008, Cary helped establish the Editions department at Phillips, where he and Kelly specialize in contemporary and modern prints and multiples.

Kelly Troester

Kelly began her career in 1988 at Butterfield & Butterfield in Los Angeles where she became a print specialist and head of the department by the mid-1990s. She was a member of the Graphic Arts Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and served on the board of the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at The Hammer Museum. In 1998, Kelly moved to New York City to take a position as a senior specialist in the Print department at Christie’s and became the head of the department in 2001. In 2008, Kelly helped establish the Editions department at Phillips, where she and Cary specialize in contemporary and modern prints and multiples.


April 17, 2014 1
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“Broken Mirrors / Evening Sky” at Paula Cooper Gallery
Bing wright discusses his current exhibition

Thursday, January 09 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm / Chelsea

Gertrude is pleased to present our first Salon with the Paula Cooper Gallery in collaboration with renowned artist Bing Wright.

Bing Wright’s current exhibition at the Paula Cooper Gallery presents the series, Broken Mirror / Evening Sky in which Wright photographs a setting sun seen through broken mirrors. Incorporating color for the first time in almost a decade, Wright’s new photographs are richly luminescent. Cracked glass seemingly generates doubled reflections, disjointed gleams and refracted light into shards of images. Fragmented glass is the subject of another recent body of work on view, Broken Mirror on Mirror, which extends the artist’s engagement with depth of field, scale, surface and materiality.  Bing will lead the discussion about the exhibition and answer questions about his work and contemporary photography.

Join this unique opportunity to meet and discuss with Bing as he leads a private tour through his exhibit Broken Mirror / Evening Sky before its final week at the Paula Cooper Gallery.


January 6, 2014 7
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Closed Doors Tour of “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”
Last chance curator-led tour at the new museum

Friday, January 10 / 6:00pm to 7:00pm / Bowery

The New Museum is honored to present “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures,” the first New York survey of the artist and his first major exhibition in the US in over twenty-five years. An expansive presentation of Burden’s work, “Extreme Measures” was touted as “one of the most highly anticipated of the fall” by the New York Times and “beautifully articulates the evolving continuity of one of the most profound careers in contemporary American art” by the Los Angeles Times.

Burden’s epoch-defining work has made him one of the most important American artists to emerge since 1970. Spanning a forty-year career and moving across mediums, “Extreme Measures” presents a selection of Burden’s work focused on weights and measures, boundaries and constraints, where physical and moral limits are called into question.  

Occupying all five floors of the Museum, “Extreme Measures” offers an extraordinary opportunity to examine the ways in which Burden has continuously investigated the breaking point of materials, institutions, and even himself. The exhibition also features an ambitious installation on the exterior of the Museum.

Join Assistant Curator, Margot Norton, who worked on the exhibition in conjunction with Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, for an exclusive, private tour of “Extreme Measures” while the Museum is closed to the public.


The Age of Surveillance: Artists in Conversation
Meet the artists of “watching you”

Thursday, January 09 / 7:00pm to 8:00pm / Chelsea

Curators Julie Solovyeva and Katya Valevich offer a dynamic setting to discuss Watching You, a group exhibition exploring the unsettling relationship between the unannounced, invisible observer and the subject.

The exhibition addresses themes of desire and control over oneself and others.

Featuring work by Kohei Yoshiyuki, Thomson & Craighead, Cynthia DaignaultVanessa Hodgkinson, Ai Weiwei, Cindy Sherman, Enxuto & LoveErnesto Caivano, and James Bridle,five of the nine exhibited artists will share their individual practice and work within the context of the exhibition’s theme for an intimate programme.

Watching You is a splinter of a new form of creative and intellectual production, recognized by Jacques Rancière as an “aesthetic regime…of the sensible, which is extricated from its ordinary connections and is inhabited by a heterogeneous power, the power of a form of thought that has become foreign to itself…”

Between selfies and CCTV, smartphones and Google, we are gridlocked in algorithmic visualizations of data. We instigate power, desire, and pleasure, drawing out a trajectory for the impact of technologies upon our consciousness. 

The works currently on view at 10011 reflect the aesthetic regime of our cultural climate. You are invited to take part and reflect on technology, surveillance and its growing influence on creative production.


Kohei Yoshiyuki, Thomson & Craighead, Cynthia DaignaultVanessa Hodgkinson, Ai Weiwei, Cindy Sherman, Enxuto & LoveErnesto Caivano, and James Bridle

The Politics of Light - Performance and Conversation
Exhibit and discussion with jan tichy

Saturday, December 14 / 2:30pm to 3:30pm / Lower East Side

This tour of “Politics of Light” will feature a direct and an engaging conversation between the artist, Jan Tichy and No Longer Empty chief curator, Manon Slome. Tour culminates in a site-specific performance combining the visual language with body movement.

“Politics of Light” refers to the power inherent in the political or social machinery that causes any challenge to that power to be removed or hidden from view. The work also questions our individual tendencies to look away from inconvenient realities. In this exhibition, a moody paean of light and shadow, shows what light reveals and what darkness hides. The Chicago-based artists’ installations integrate diverse media incorporating animation, film, photography, and sculpture, all highlighting the presence of artificial light – be it a projector or a TV monitor – fulfilling light’s role of enabling vision.

The tour will culminate with a site-specific performance “It Begins with No End” that is inspired by No 18 and brings in dimensions of movement and sound.

The Salon will be led by Manon Slome, chief curator of No Longer Empty, and tickets include:

  • Presentation of the exhibition led by the curator and the artist
  • You can meet the artist, interact and comment
  • Complementary Mimosas
  • Site-specific dance performance

No Longer Empty presents professionally curated, site-specific, thought-provoking exhibitions and programs in empty sites across New York City. “Politics of Light” is done in collaboration with The Richard Gray Gallery.


December 12, 2013 1
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