The official portraits of former U.S. President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have been showered with accolades and acclaim since their unveiling in January. Though the paintings hang in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and immortalize two figures who blazed a trail through American history, it was private donors, not the public, who covered the combined $500,000 it cost to commission the works.
Amid the champagne toasts and white-wine-sipping of the art world, it’s become common to pour out a little liquor for the several dozen galleries that have closed in the past few years, casualties of rising rents, grueling and expensive art fair schedules, or fickle collecting habits. But what about the galleries that never opened? A new report from UBS and Art Basel, The Art Market | 2018, found that the rate of galleries opening has fallen dramatically over the past decade.
Some of the more intriguing findings are mined from the data on Artfacts.net, which has tracked openings and closings among 5,000 top galleries since 2007 (the criteria for inclusion is participation in a major art fair in the last 11 years). There’s been much ink spilled over the fact that galleries are closing, and McAndrew observes that more than 20 notable galleries shut their doors in 2017—but the issue is larger than simply the number of galleries that close each year.
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Selecting a term
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