NY Mag’s pop-up art blog, Seen, has a fantastic interview with Cecily Brown covering a number of interesting points. for our purposes, they also reveal that Brown is now using an agent to coordinate her various gsllery shows and sales:
Brown downplays her departure from Gagosian, going out of her way to gush about Larry. The Maccarone outing, curated by the writer Jim Lewis, may turn out to be a one-off: Brown says she’s in no rush to sign with another gallery. “Being with a gallery is kind of like a marriage, so there doesn’t seem to be any reason to leap into another marriage straight away,” she says. “At the same time, it’s a lot of work to represent yourself and I certainly don’t want to get into selling from my studio.”
In the interim, she’s hired Andrea Crane, an artist’s agent and private dealer, to act as a liaison with curators and galleries (though not actually sell Brown’s work). Crane has already served as matchmaker with the Drawing Center senior curator Claire Gilman, who is organizing a show of Brown’s works on paper for 2017. Brown is thrilled: Gagosian’s reputation rests on building lucrative markets, not, necessarily, on landing his artists career-defining museum shows. So, in some ways, leaving Gagosian, where she started so young, is a kind of reset for her, and for the way we think about her.