Marian Goodman Is Headed to London

Goodman with John Baldessari. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Goodman with John Baldessari. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The New York Times, in a piece about New York galleries moving to London’s tony Mayfair district, reports that Marian Goodman intends to join Gagosian, Pace, Hauser & Wirth, Michael Werner and David Zwirner in the neighborhood.

It’s an unexpected choice, since Ms. Goodman already has a space in Paris (and conventional wisdom has it that a big gallery really only needs to have a space in one of the two cities). Still, with all the fashionable wealthy people passing through Jolly Old these days, it’s not a bad idea to get Gerhard Richter over there.

Ms. Goodman also has a delightful quote, see below:

Marian Goodman, who has her well-established galleries in Paris and on 57th Street in New York, is looking for space. “We’re not out to conquer the universe like some of the men,” she said. “We’re really doing this for our artists, because a lot of them don’t show in London.”

Read the whole thing here.