Sunday, October 24, 2010
Blair Di Donna gallery to open in uptown New York
NEW YORK. For those active or interested in the secondary market, former Sotheby's vice chair Emmanuel Di Donna is joining forces with London dealer Harry Blain to open the Blair di Donna gallery. The venture represents the teaming up of two artworld moguls -- Di Donna was with Sotheby's in New York for 17 years and Blain co-founded the London galleries Haunch of Venison (bought by Christie's in 2002) and very recently, Blain Southern (focused exclusively on the primary market and set to open in New York after closing its doors in Berlin). The Blair di Donna gallery is due to start trading next month and "the ambition is to have the doors open, and the first exhibition up, in time for the New York auctions in May." Keep you posted (no pun intended).