Katya Kazakina revealsthe attendance figures for Acquavella Gallery’s Georges Braque show:
“This is definitely one of our most popular exhibitions,” said Michael Findlay, director at the gallery. Acquavella’s “Picasso’s Marie-Therese” in 2008 drew about 25,000 people.
About 400 to 600 are seeing the show on weekdays. The number swells on weekends to 1,000, with a line forming outside the French neoclassical townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The exhibition is a hit with the public but it’s also had a big impact upon the art-dealing establisment:
“You can see Braque is a giant,” said modern-art dealer David Nahmad. “He
can be considered among the three most important French artists, along with Matisse and Leger.” […]
“The market does not see great Braques often at auctions,” said Nahmad. “Acquavella Galleries gathered a fantastic group that puts Braque in a different perspective.”