Mark Moore Gallery, of Culver City, To Close after 33 Years

His artists show their work at museums the world over.

Mark Moore Gallery. Courtesy of Google Maps.
Mark Moore Gallery. Courtesy of Google Maps.

Mark Moore Gallery, of Culver City, California, is set to close on December 31 after some 33 years in business, as he announced in an email sent out Thursday. The news was first reported in the Baer Faxt, an industry newsletter published by advisor Josh Baer. Moore plans to remain in business as a dealer and consultant.

“Young people don’t seem to have the interest or inclination to collect,” Moore told artnet News via email, “while those who have been driving the market seem to be winding down their collecting as they enter retirement age, along with concerns about the future during this election year. The wealthiest, most seasoned collectors want investment-quality works, and they want to sell them at auction, where they can obtain guarantees and advances, rather than with dealers, which impacts another important source of revenue.”

Moore represents artists including Julie Heffernan, Jason Salavon, Allison Schulnik, Jean Shin, Penelope Umbrico, and Ryan Wallace. The artists have exhibited at venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and are included in the collections of institutions including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

He is also active as a secondary-market dealer, and offers works by artists including Robert Therrien and Andy Warhol.

The gallery participated in art fairs including Miami Project, Moving Image New York, the Dallas Art Fair, and Sydney Contemporary. Moore has also had a hand in various public art projects in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Las Vegas.

Works by Moore’s artists have recently been acquired by institutions including the Albright-Knox Art Museum, in Buffalo, New York; the Berkeley Art Museum, and Pacific Film Archive; the Crocker Art Museum, in Sacramento, California; the Denver Art Museum; and the Portland Art Museum.

Currently on view are exhibitions of Zemer Peled and Mark Bennett.


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