Javier Pes, the deputy editor of the Art Newspaper, has been named its new editor and will be taking over editorial operations at the monthly newsprint publication starting in June. Jane Morris, who has served as editor since 2008, will be stepping down.
“I am proud and excited to be the next editor of The Art Newspaper and look forward to leading such a talented team of journalists in London and New York, and all our expert contributors worldwide,” Pes said in a statement published on the publication’s website.
During her tenure, Morris doubled down on the paper’s daily fair editions, which now have a big physical presence at five major fairs around the world. There was also a major revamp of the website, and an app launch.
Morris says she will stay involved with the Art Newspaper as an editor-at-large.