Modern Art and the Esteem Machine

Eliminating the modern-art tariff made it much more feasible for American galleries to exhibit and sell contemporary European painting. Most of the works in Stieglitz’s Picasso show at 291, for example, were drawings, because they were assessed at a lower value than paintings. It was too expensive to bring paintings over from Europe. Quinn wasn’t … Read more

Why So Many Galleries Are Opening in Paris

Ketabi Projects, founded by Charlotte Ketabi-Lebard, is in Saint-Germain-des-Près, the neighborhood at the north end of Paris’s tony 6th arrondissement, a cultural and intellectual hub that includes the famous café Les Deux Magot, whose among patrons were Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. Ketabi’s glass-roofed, single-story space sits in an interior … Read more