Established gallerist with a roster of high-profile artists and spaces in New York, Paris and London
Goodman, whose galleries straddle New York, Paris and London, celebrated both her ninetieth birthday this year and the fortieth anniversary of her commercial empire. Goodman has not played the roster-expansion game so beloved of other blue chips, yet in 2015 hers was one of five galleries whose artists made up 30 percent of US museum shows. To be fair, managing the likes of Tacita Dean (who had simultaneous shows across London’s National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy this year), Pierre Huyghe (with a solo show at the Serpentine) and Gerhard Richter (four survey shows across Germany) is handful enough. The dealer did, however, take on worldwide representation of Nan Goldin this year – something of a coup given the photographer’s prominence as an antiopioid activist – and open her first show of Kemang Wa Lehulere, whose recent signing complements the gallery’s South African contingent of William Kentridge and the late David Goldblatt.