NEW YORK—Knoedler & Company announced the resignation of Ann Freedman and the appointment of Frank Del Deo as president and director on Oct. 27. Freedman joined Knoedler in 1978, and during her 31-year tenure, served as director of contemporary art. She was appointed president and director in 1994.
“When I joined the now 163-year-old Knoedler Gallery, nearly 32 years ago, the gallery’s extraordinary history and its emphasis on building relationships among artists, collectors, and institutions was then, and still is, an inspiration. As Knoedler moves into its next phase with its newly created relationship with Hammer Galleries, I recognize that it is time to make way for new leadership,” Freedman said in a statement. Del Deo has been with Knoedler since 1999 and has served as associate director and senior vice president. Previously he was director of Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York.