NEW YORK—Ann Freedman, a former director of Knoedler & Company, New York, has announced that in the late spring she will open a new gallery, FreedmanArt, on the third and fourth floors of a townhouse at 25 East 73rd Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side (ANL, 6/29/10). Freedman will feature the work of artists the gallery represents—Lee Bontecou, Frank Stella and the estate of Jules Olitski—and also mount collaborative exhibitions, including special projects and installations.
FreedmanArt’s inaugural exhibition, “Embracing Circles: 1959–1960,” will feature work by Olitski. Last fall, Freedman presented a version of the show in collaboration with Hackett Mill gallery, San Francisco. A show of new sculptures and drawings by Bontecou is planned for later this year, to coincide with the artist’s 80th birthday.
“I created FreedmanArt with a vision of working closely with highly accomplished artists in carefully shaping their careers and legacies,” Freedman said in a statement. Freedman resigned from Knoedler in 2009 after a 31-year tenure there (ANL, 11/3/09).