LGDR, superstar art gallery, implodes after just two years

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, May 23, 2024

LGDR, superstar art gallery, implodes after just two years
From left, Dominique Lvy, Brett Gorvy, Amalia Dayan and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn on Aug. 31, 2021, at Salon 94 in Manhattan, where the four art dealers merged their businesses. Just two years after the announcement, the new gallery has come apart, with one prominent member deciding to go back to running her own operation. (Caroline Tompkins/The New York Times)

by Robin Pogrebin

NEW YORK, NY.- Just two years after four prominent dealers announced with great fanfare a merger of their Upper East Side operations, the new gallery has come apart, with one prominent member deciding to go back to running her own operation.

On Friday, the group announced that Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn “will leave the existing partnership to reopen Salon 94, returning her focus to exhibitions at 3 East 89th Street, and to her art advisory practice.”

Dominique Lvy, Brett Gorvy and Amalia Dayan will continue under the banner of Lvy Gorvy Dayan at 19 E. 64th St., presenting exhibitions and advising clients as the newly formed Art Family Office.

By putting out the news on a summer Friday — and delaying its announcement for months — the gallery clearly hoped to minimize the impact. On Thursday, Levy said in an email to this reporter’s query: “Truly a non event. We are simply following our heart and respective passion and will continue to work together in different ways.”

But, given the financial weight and high profile of the gallery’s four members, the group could hardly have hoped the news would land quietly. Katya Kazakina of Artnet trumpeted: “Just in: Blue-chip gallery LGDR splits up after less than 2 years.”

And the breakup confirms what art market experts were predicting as soon as the merger was first announced: serious friction among four famously strong personalities and the firm’s likely implosion in only a matter of time.

Although the gallery presented some significant shows and put on a good face to the industry, there were obvious growing pains as the firm consolidated under Greenberg Rohatyn’s roof: a neo-Renaissance town house on East 89th Street that she had just opened after a major restoration and renovation by architect Rafael Violy, who died in May.

The adjustment was clearly biggest for Greenberg Rohatyn, who suddenly had to share her space and lose her independence after 20 years of running her own show in locations on the Bowery and out of her Upper East Side home.

“It was a natural decision that grew out of 18 months of working together,” Greenberg Rohatyn said in an telephone interview Friday. “I missed the ability to react quickly and put exhibitions on the floor without multiple people agreeing on it.”

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

Today's News

August 20, 2023

"Dreamland: Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'" marks the film's 30th anniversary

Berenice Abbott captured Manhattan in the throes of heady change

'The Topography of Memory' featuring the work of Teresa Baker, Elizabeth Hohimer, and Hank Saxe

LGDR, superstar art gallery, implodes after just two years

Library of antique British boxing books, ephemera is main event at Chiswick's Books & Works on Paper auction

Mitra Abbaspour appointed Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at Harvard Art Museums

Ella West Gallery opens August 19 with inaugural exhibition celebrating Black artistic expression

How Metallica hard-wires a different set list every night

Springfield Art Museum welcomes traveling international group exhibition 'Tradition Interrupted'

New species of Triassic reptile reveals lifestyle of ancient pterosaur relatives

Getty announces 2023/2024 Artist in Residence

Jessica Poon's animated film 'Sunset Singers' now open at Museum Folkwang

Walid Raad's 'Cotton Under My Feet: The Hamburg Chapter' coincides with International Summer Festival 2023

Han Nefkens Foundation announces a new initiative: the Moving Image Commission 2023

D'Stassi Art presents UK debut solo show of Trevor Andrew, Olympic snowboarder turned creative phenomenon

Historic Forten Family Bible donated to Museum of the American Revolution by descendants of James Forten

Bridget Banton and Samir Patel join Museum of London Board of Governors

Heritage's jewelry auction celebrates sparkling diamonds, dazzling colored gems and chic designer beauties

New British Library report confirms libraries are engines of economic recovery and growth

An Arabic adaptation of 'Chicago' razzle dazzles Lebanon

To stop an extinction, he's flying high, followed by his beloved birds

Elevate Your Living Space with Comfy: Your Destination for Home Decor Bliss

How to Get YouTube Premium Free?

Windows 10 vs. Windows 11 - An In-Depth Comparison

Wrongful Death in a Car Accident in Miami, Florida

26 Exciting Gift Ideas for Pokmon Fans

Struggling Artists Find Relief Through Debt Forgiveness Programs

A World of Chance: Exploring the Diverse Casino Games in Online Gambling

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful