I just received news that Garth Clark Gallery in New York, one of the best contemporary ceramics galleries anywhere, is closing. According to the co-owner of the gallery, Mark Del Vecchio:
After 27 years and over 600 exhibitions we have decided to go “private” and “by appointment only”. We no longer represent artists and no longer present exhibitions. This has been a difficult decision to make but we are somewhat burned out after all our years of rotating exhibitions and while we remain in business in the same locations with the same phone numbers, this limited time frame will allow us to grow in new directions. We will do “salons” from time to time in which the gallery will be open for an evening but otherwise we have our door closed on 57th street and are working privately with collectors and museums selling resale works from the latter part of the 20th century.
As we noted back in June, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is acquiring 375 pieces from the Garth Clark Mark Del Vecchio collection, which will be unveiled in May, 2008.