Almine Rech

Gallerist with spaces in Paris, Brussels, London and New York\n

Not content with running three spaces in Paris, Brussels and London, and directing with her husband the eponymous Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso Para el Arte, the French dealer has been busy preparing for the October opening of two new galleries: an additional 225sqm space in London’s Grosvenor Hill, and a 280sqm outpost in New York, which is to be spearheaded by her son, Paul de Froment. Although the inaugural New York show will be Calder and Picasso (another family connection here), the move to the US feels like a natural step for Rech, whose roster has been increasingly American, with the likes of Julian Schnabel, Brian Calvin, Justin Adian and Blair Thurman receiving solo shows with the gallery in the past year. As for her London gallery’s inauguration (during the Frieze art fair), it took the form of an exhibition by Jeff Koons.