David Zwirner complains about the narrowing prospects for mid-size, local-based galleries to Josh Spero of Spears’, the asset management news outlet:
‘I think it’s a problem. I’ve been reading some articles where mid-size galleries are really complaining about how difficult it is to compete. The big galleries serve a very serious function but they can only serve so many artists.
‘Those [mid-size] galleries have to be strong. That’s a little bit on the local communities to support them. When I was a mid-size gallery and a small gallery, I really got my support from New York.
‘It seems that the audience seems to gravitate towards the galleries that have a little glory attached to their name. That’s too bad.’
David Zwirner: The art world must save smaller galleries (Spear’s)