Adam Lindemann on His Gallery

(Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

“You know, if you go to a big artist and say, ‘We’d like to work with you,’ they’ll say, ‘Well, you don’t give me distribution. You’re a new gallery.’ Yeah, we’re a new gallery with 7,000 feet on Madison Avenue. That’s a little different than being just a new gallery. In my mind I’ve been doing this for over a decade, so it’s not that experimental. These choices have been made with quite a bit of knowledge, and I benefited from all the collecting and the relationships that I’ve had.”—Collector, dealer and Observer columnist Adam Lindemann in a surprisingly candid interview with art blog Hyperallergic about his new gallery Venus Over Manhattan.