All of which is to say that Lisa Spellman, 51, is not what you’d call a newcomer; her 303 Gallery is now 26 years old. Once a renegade, she’s now Establishment, with celebrity clients (Leonardo DiCaprio, Courtney Love, Steve Martin) and an art-filled landmarked West Village townhouse (which served as the residence of Carey Mulligan’s character in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). So it’s a little late for a breakout moment, and yet that’s what 2010 is proving to be—one in which all those earlier years have dramatically borne fruit. Five artists from her large and highly respected roster—Hans-Peter Feldmann, Rodney Graham, Jeppe Hein, and the team of Jane and Louise Wilson—are the subjects of solo museum exhibitions this fall. Another, Doug Aitken, is spearheading L.A. MoCA’s annual gala in November.
Spellman has a nearly unsurpassed reputation based on long, tight relationships with her artists as well as her prescient eye. She showed Prince, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Laurie Simmons, Thomas Ruff, and Andreas Gursky in the eighties.
The Renegade Insider (New York Magazine)