Another gallery for Broadway

I had heard that the Soho gallery Nino Mier was taking the space at 380 Broadway at White — the former Blues retail space — but they never replied to my email so now I am going with the ARTnews story from earlier this month. From ARTnews:

“Earlier this year, dealer Nino Mier opened his first New York gallery space in SoHo. With a sprawling enterprise that includes four locations in Los Angeles and outposts in Brussels and Marfa, Texas, Mier will once again expand his footprint, this time with a location in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood that will open in May.”

The story continues: “While opening in SoHo was a lifelong dream of his, Mier described Tribeca as the ‘logical choice for a second gallery’—plus the two locations are only a ten-minute walk from each other. ‘Tribeca is the center of New York’s art world right now,’ Mier said in an emailed interview with ARTnews. ‘I wanted to find a space more suited to intimately scaled exhibitions, so that we could present our full roster of artists in a more versatile way.’

The space is 2600 square feet across two floors. (That’s the West Hollywood gallery below — wish ours could be covered in ivy! So cool.)

Mier founded the gallery in 2015 in West Hollywood initially to focus on artists from Rhineland, Germany, where he is from. His first show was for a young German painter, Jan-Ole Schiemann. A year later he expanded the space and started showing LA-based artists. In the spring of 2018, Mier opened a project and artist residency space, Salon Nino Mier, in Cologne, Germany, and also expanded his West Hollywood space and in 2022 added another smaller space in LA. He then expanded yet again in West Hollywood, and added Brussels and Marfa, Texas, and Soho.

By my count the gallery represents 52 living artists and artist’s estates.

Artnet has a story behind its paywall with this title: People Just Love to Hate Los Angeles Art Dealer Nino Mier. Will He Be Able to Make Better Friends in New York? How the former sandwich boy made his way up through the Wild West of the art market to become one of the art world’s most polarizing figures.