Veteran NY Art Dealer Ira Spanierman to Retire After 60 Years

Art dealer Ira Spanierman poses in his gallery in New York. (Photo courtesy Bloomberg)

Art dealer Ira Spanierman poses in his gallery in New York. (Photo courtesy Bloomberg)

After 60 years in the business, the well-liked veteran art dealer Ira Spanierman is retiring at age 86. Thanks to a Twitter tip from Paddy Johnson, we were directed to the announcement on Spanierman Gallery’s website, where Mr. Spanierman says he will close the midtown gallery (located on West 55th Street) in December 2014.

Spanierman Gallery specializes in American art from the 19th century to today. It currently has two exhibitions on view, one of important American paintings and the other featuring a selection of modern works.