July 7 | Spain closes its “biggest cultural deal” in 20 years
Good news for Spain as the country closes its most important cultural deal since 1993. Elsewhere, Gagosian gallery adds a rising star to its roster of artists.
Multimillionaire Roberto Polo to loan his art collection to Spain
Emiliano Garcia-Page — president of the Castilla-La Mancha region — has announced that Cuban-American millionaire Roberto Polo will loan his art collection — consisting of some 7,000 works — to Spain over a fifteen year period.
The collection, comprised of paintings, sculptures and photography works by the likes of Max Ernst and Martin Kline, will go on show in museums in Toledo and Cuenca from 2018 onwards. Polo also added that after the agreed 15 years, the loan period might be extended or perhaps the works will be donated to Spain. More on Thelocal.es.
Gagosian gallery to represent Jia Aili
Installation view of Jia Aili's exhibition at the CAC, Malaga Contemporary Art Center.
Chinese painter Jia Aili is now represented by the mega-gallery, which has praised the artist’s formal virtuosity, and the complexity of his work — revealing “a deep and astute working knowledge of the inventions and traditions of painting from the Renaissance to the present day”.
Aili was born in 1979 in Liaoning, China, and studied at Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China. He was recently featured in a major solo show at the CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center. More via ARTnews.
ADAA adds four new members to its roster
The Art Dealers Association of America has announced that it is welcoming four new members: Andrew Kreps Gallery, (New York), Di Donna Galleries, (New York), Luxembourg & Dayan (New York and London) and McClain Gallery. (Houston, Texas)
As per standard procedure, the four new galleries went through a strict year-long selection process, which saw each gallery being nominated by one existing member and obtaining three additional letters of support. The four new galleries will join 176 existing members. Read more on ARTnews.
Installation view of "Figures Toward Abstraction", currently on view at Luxembourg & Dayan New York. Courtesy the gallery.