ARTnews Ltd., which publishes these pages, announced today that it has hired Vincent Fremont as its new CEO. Fremont helped found the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts after the artist’s death in 1987, and served as its sales agent from 1991 to 2010. He had previously been vice president of Andy Warhol Enterprises and executive manager of Warhol’s studio.“This is an exciting new chapter for me,” Fremont said in a statement. “There’s a remarkable opportunity here to build upon the rich editorial history of Art in America, ARTnews, The Magazine Antiques, and MODERN, while enhancing the company’s digital offerings and spearheading new initiatives.”Dan Gardner, the chairman of the supervisory board of Artnews S.A., ARTnews Ltd.’s publicly traded parent company, said in a statement, “Vincent Fremont is a widely respected 40-year veteran of the New York contemporary art scene, dating back to his days working alongside Andy Warhol. We are thrilled to have his experience and vision at the helm overseeing our U.S. business.”More on Fremont’s new position from the release:
In this new leadership role, Fremont will provide a cohesive vision and strategy for ARTnews Ltd. and its four art media titles. While each print publication will retain its own distinct identity, brand, and editorial content, Fremont will focus on building upon combined strengths to further develop new revenue streams, as well as editorial and digital offerings.
Peter Brant, whose Brant Publications is the largest controlling shareholder of Artnews S.A., said in the same release, “Vincent’s strategic business acumen, along with his dedicated commitment to the arts, makes him the perfect choice as CEO. He brings years of experience working with artists, art dealers, and writers, and will be a tremendous asset to the media company.”