Vincent Fremont, a cofounder of the Andy Warhol Foundation, has been named CEO of ARTnews Ltd., the parent company of this magazine. “This is an exciting new chapter for me,” Fremont said. “There’s a remarkable opportunity here to build upon the rich editorial heritage of Art in America, ARTnews, The Magazine Antiques and Modern, while enhancing the company’s digital offerings and spearheading new initiatives.”
In naming Fremont to the post, the company’s board chairman, Dan Gardner, noted: “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.”
Fremont helped found the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., following the artist’s death in 1987. He served as the foundation’s exclusive sales agent for Warhol paintings, drawings and sculptures from 1991 to 2010. Before the artist’s death, Fremont was vice president of Andy Warhol Enterprises and executive manager of the Andy Warhol studio. He co-directed and co-produced the documentary film Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000) with his wife, Shelly Dunn Fremont.
Peter M. Brant, chairman of Brant Publications, Inc., the controlling shareholder of ARTnews Ltd.’s parent company, Artnews S.A., stated: “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.”
Fremont will lead the company forward, focusing on a cohesive strategy for the four titles following a 2015 merger. Each print publication will retain its identity, brand and editorial content. Fremont will develop synergies to build readership, revenue and digital offerings.