Los Angeles’s Rosamund Felsen Gallery has announced that it will be closing after nearly four decades in business. One of the oldest running galleries in L.A., Rosamund Felsen first opened in 1978 on North La Cienega Boulevard, in the heart of the city’s art district at the time. (This original space would later be occupied by Gagosian Gallery.) In 1990, the gallery relocated to West Hollywood, and then moved again to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica four years later. In April of last year, Rosamund Felsen reopened in Downtown L.A., close to the city’s Arts District.
In the past, Rosamund Felsen has represented some of the most significant artists to come out of California, such as Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, and Paul McCarthy. The gallery showed work by Joan Jonas, William Wegman, Meg Cranston, Robert Rauschenberg, Marnie Weber, and Lari Pittman.
The gallery will mount a “Closing Celebratory Show,” opening July 9, which “will be paying tribute not only to all the extraordinary artists who have filled both the gallery space and the gallery’s identity over the years, but will also serve as a marking point for the current gallery artist’s ongoing careers,” according to a statement on its website. This group show will include one work by each artist on the gallery’s current roster, which includes Mindy Alper, Judith Barry, Les Biller, Jacci Den Hartog, Tim Ebner, Steven Hull, Nancy Jackson, Kim MacConnel, John Mils, M.A. Peers, Maureen Selwood, and C.K. Wilde.
The gallery’s statement also notes that, despite the its physical space closing, Rosamund Felsen will retain a digital presence.