NEW YORK/BERLIN—The New York dealer David Nolan is opening not one but two new spaces this September. He's decamping from his 2,000-square-foot gallery in SoHo, where he's been for the past 30 years, to 2,600 square feet in Chelsea, as well as inaugurating a Berlin branch.
"There are a number of artists who make large works that are difficult to exhibit at my present location," says Nolan, who specializes in contemporary works on paper by such heavyweights as Georg Baselitz, Carroll Dunham and Peter Saul and also holds the occasional show of important 19th or early 20th-century art. His first exhibition in Chelsea will be a survey of Richard Artschwager's works on paper from 1969 to the present.
In Berlin, Nolan is taking over a 3,400-square-foot space on Heidestrasse in the Mitte district, near the new BodhiBerlin. The program will parallel that of Nolan's New York operation but include more emerging artists. The opener will be "Neoclassicism— a Noble Arrow," a selection of sculpture, wall paintings and small objects by the late Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay.
The gallery joins the project space Nolan/Judin, which Nolan opened in May in the city's Schöneberg neighborhood with Jürg Judin, the former director of Haunch of Venison. "Berlin will allow for more experimentation," says Nolan, "as well as serving as a platform for American artists not yet familiar there."
"Growth Spurt" originally appeared in the July 2008 issue of Art+Auction. For a complete list of articles from this issue available on ARTINFO, see Art+Auction's July 2008 Table of Contents.